Category Archives: Historic Shops

Woolies Five years On

They say time flies when you’re having fun; so it really should have dragged over the last few years through the deepest recession in living memory.  But it really doesn’t seem like five years (FIVE YEARS) this week since Woolworth … Continue reading

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Stirling City Centre – what is its future?

Shameless Plug Time Next Monday 14th October at 1930 in the Stirling Smith Museum and Art Gallery  (home to the world’s oldest football) I am giving a public talk, the first in a series of three presented by the Stirling … Continue reading

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Losing Heart? Re-imagining our town and city centres

The current debates and reviews into town centres and the plight of the high street is, at so many levels, a debate about the importance and meaning of place.  It is no surprise therefore that the most recent issue of … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Shops and Shopfronts: history and future?

One of the benefits of the Easter long weekend/fortnight, not that the retail group in the University ever rests, is a small amount of time to catch up on things. I first became aware of Lindsay Lennie some years ago … Continue reading

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