Tagged: Edinburgh

HMV, South Shields (18 Jun 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Four North East stores to go in first wave of HMV closures


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As you may well have seen last week, four North East locations are among the 66 loss-making HMV stores that will close within the next couple...

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Primark site, Newcastle (5 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Newcastle’s extended Primark takes shape


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Whatever you might think about the rise of the fashion retailer Primark, there’s no disputing that it’s one of the big retail success stories right...

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Former Woolworths, Princes Street, Edinburgh (29 Jan 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Princes Street’s lost Woolworths flagship


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Earlier on I wrote about Edinburgh’s first Woolworths – in Leith – which opened in January 1925, but it was over a year later before...

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Former Woolworths (now British Heart Foundation), Leith (29 Jan 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

On the (tram) track of Edinburgh’s first Woolworths


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Last week I blogged about the former Woolworths sites in Hawick and Galashiels, making reference to the relative dearth of Woolies stores in the Scottish...

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High Street, Inverness with former Woolworths store (1 May 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Poundland to Poundstretcher – a brace of Scottish former Woolies


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One of the hazards of visiting so many places – and taking so many photos of shops – is that I end up with far...

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Image from 'Scotland's Shops' book, courtesy of Historic Scotland 0

New book examines the architectural history of Scotland’s shops


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One of the nice things about running my own architecture subject gateway, Sapling.info, is that I get the opportunity to read about plenty of interesting buildings and places.  Earlier...

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John Lewis Bristol and the city’s changing retail landscape


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Perhaps it’s a reflection of my status as a retail nerd that one of the first things I usually do on Friday mornings is check...

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