Category Archives: Farm Shops

Trading Places: our Town and Country Planning Columns

In 2012 Anne Findlay and I attempted to take over from Professor Cliff Guy who had provided the Trading Places columns in Town and Country Planning for 12 years.  In the subsequent 6 years we have produced 23 columns, but … Continue reading

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Vending Machines and the Internet

I first encountered John Dawson when I was working in the City Council in Townsville, Northern Queensland.  I was on a four-month exchange as a student and had been asked to do some research on shopping centres.  As a consequence … Continue reading

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Free the Fife One!

A few posts back I made some comments about farm shops and shops on a farm. The response directly to me was fascinating. Which is how I came to spend a day last week in Fife – and no, contrary … Continue reading

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Farm Shops or Shops on a Farm?

Following on the theme from last week about local food and sense of place,  my eye was caught over the weekend by an article in Scotland on Sunday. The article (the online version can be found here) was entitled “Farm … Continue reading

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