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One Galloway town is proving that success on the High Street is possible despite other struggling.
Castle Douglas routinely attracts visitors from as far afield as the central belt of Scotland, and its independent stores are a particular hit with Christmas shoppers.
Fiona McIlwraith reports.
The high street in Castle Douglas is thriving despite others across the country experiencing a decline.
One local shop owner says it is because of what the shops have to offer.
The high street in Castle Douglas is thriving despite a recent study suggesting other towns in Scotland are declining.
A report by Local Data Company, working with Stirling University, has found that many high streets are in crisis while others are thriving.
Shoppers from across Scotland travel to the town to take advantage of the unique independent shops that line the streets.
A report on Scotland's high streets has found that many are in crisis but one small town are bucking the trend.
Castle Douglas has a thriving high street, seeing visitors come from as far afield as the central belt to shop in it's range of independent shops.
The majority of the high street is made up of the unique retailers, proving a hit with Christmas shoppers.