Tomorrow night (Weds 12th) is the first of two late night shopping events in the run-up to Christmas the next is the same time next week. Many shops will be open until 8 p.m. There will be a spot-the-stranger competition too.
Why bother you ask? These are changing, difficult times yes and it helps if we face them as a community. At the heart of our community is the town centre and the shops. Up to now we have been lucky in that our High Street has looked pretty full of active shops compared to even some parts of Inverness. We will be losing two businesses in the new year however. If we lose shops we all suffer. If we can keep the town centre from deteriorating we can keep our collective spirt up and look to the future with a positive attitude. It'll be no good renovating buildings and making aesthetic improvements if the businesses and the individuals that run them have packed up and gone.
Why not pop down for a look on one or both of the Wednesday nights, you never know you just might see that perfect gift that will mean you won't have to go to Inverness or endure an anxious wait to see if your online purchase turns up in time. See the banner below to see some of the shops participating.
These businesses and others will be open - more details on this Gurn page.
Free Synchro Event 15th December - more info here
For information on offers at shops on Wednesday nights
Tradeway evening offers at both shops
Pop into Big Bloomers this Christmas for all your festive arrangements, bouquets and fresh holly wreaths. There is also a huge selection of artificial flowers and sundries, perfect for gifts or a treat for yourself! Come along and enjoy the fun on Wednesdays 12th and 19th December when Big Bloomers will be open until 8.00pm as part of the High Street's late night shopping.
The Flower Shop - Just the place for plants, wreaths, flower bouquets and arrangements as well as lots of unusual and quirky gifts and home fragrances. We always make something beautiful to suit all budgets and we gift wrap too!
We are Househill Farm Shop out on the Grantown Road. We will be opening late on Wednesday 12th and Wednesday 19th of December 9.00 a.m to 19.30. p.m with Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Carol Singing from the Nairn Guides. Also Hampers, Chocolates, Wines and Spirits, Turkey, Beef, Venison and local produce and much more. Facebook page here.
Caledonian Craft Connections offering a 10% discount on my wool, haberdashery and kits, (not other hand crafters goods ) on the night (between 5.30 and 8pm) usual hours are 10 till 5.30 mon to fri and 12 till 4 pm on sundays.