Saturday, October 01, 2011

Nairn's healthy High Street

In comparison with other places anyway. Here's a tale of woe from Fort William where there are over a dozen empty shops on the High Street.

This week this observer watched a programme on television that was also highlighting the demise of the traditional High Street. It's pretty hard to fight against the out of town shopping centres and the lure of digital shopping from the comfort of the consumer's armchair but Nairn seems to be holding up against the strain. Things will look even better soon as the Sainsbury's shopfront improvement scheme cash will be released. Louise Clark told the Ward Forum on Wednesday night that she had the "magic forms".

One problem that was highlighted on television was how shoppers would travel out of town to avoid parking charges - another reason for Highland Council not to put the central car park in the sale documents?

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