Sainsburys Nairn

August 4, 2011 · Filed Under Development, Nairn, shopping 

Finally – after nearly 15 years after the original local plan dictated there could only be a new and expanded supermarket in the town centre, Nairn has finally got its Sainsburys – and on the eastern outskirts of the town at that. And in the town centre, the buildings around the Co-op remain as derelict […]

Gurn takes on Marks & Spencer

January 18, 2010 · Filed Under shopping 

The Gurn gets some coverage in the Highland News – taking M&S to task for not including Gaelic in the talking tills: Gaelic unrest at M&S talking tills A RETAIL chain has come under fire for having talking tills which can speak six languages, including Welsh, but not Gaelic. But Marks and Spencer has said […]

Happy Sainsburys!

December 21, 2009 · Filed Under Development, Nairn, shopping 

Superb news covered on the Gurn about the new Sainsburys being approved by the Scottish Government! A resounding triumph of common sense. It’s almost bizarre that when other small towns are actually fighting against supermarket development, that Nairn should be fighting for one. However, the entire issue over Sainsburys had become something deeply psychological for […]

Tesco out of bags!

December 4, 2009 · Filed Under shopping 

Just been to the big Tesco at the Inverness Retail Park on our side of Inverness. I had my re-usable bags with me – remembered this time – but a woman on the checkout next to me was less than impressed when she was told the store had none. Apparently, the powers that be in […]

High Streets dying – not in Nairn

July 31, 2009 · Filed Under shopping 

Following on from a recent post about 15% of shops expected to be empty by the end of the year, the BBC continues to report on the issue by stating that 12,000 independent shops and nearly 7,000 branches of major chains have closed so far this year in England and Wales. That’s a pretty high […]

Empty shops to reach 15%

July 23, 2009 · Filed Under Nairn, shopping 

According to a report at the BBC, the British Retail Consortium is expecting that 15% of shop premises will be empty by the end of the year: Empty shop premises ‘to hit 15%’ About 15% of High Street shops will be empty by the end of 2009, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has predicted. This […]