Retail sales rose in January and beat market expectations as shoppers took advantage of discounts following a disappointing Christmas.
Perthshire country fashion retailer The House of Bruar’s latest accounts have shown a 9.5% increase in sales to £29 million.
Retail sales increased in Scotland at a greater rate than the UK at the end of last year, figures show.
Retail sales dropped in December as shoppers increasingly shifted spending to the Black Friday promotional period.
Game Digital’s sales rose over Christmas and margins improved, although sales at its UK business suffered.
Debenhams shares collapsed on Friday following the removal of the retailer’s chairman and chief executive by Mike Ashley a day earlier.
Rolls-Royce has recorded its highest annual sales in its 115-year history.
Retail sales fell in December as a last-minute surge in trading and discounting failed to save embattled high street chains from their worst year on record.
British retailers saw a decline in Boxing Day shoppers for the third consecutive year as fears continue to mount for the troubled sector.
Bargain hunters queued before dawn for the Boxing Day sales but the number of in-store shoppers fell across the UK for the third year in a row.