The Forres Gazette splashes today with a report on how shops fared this Christmas. The reports are mixed, it seems any shops selling food did reasonably well but there are downbeat comments too. The word "recession" gets used twice in comments from shopkeepers and Tesco moving out of town having a negative effect too gets a mention. Real fears for the future of Forres High Street then. One wonders if a similar trend of food stores doing well materialised in Nairn too?