Castle Douglas' shops thrive

Many high streets in Scotland are in decline but Castle Douglas has bucked that trend, routinely sees people come from as far afield as the central belt to shop in it's range of independent shops.

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Shops in Castle Douglas 'unique"

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.

"There are products in the shops in Castle Douglas that you wont see generally, you certainly wont see them in the multiple retailers, and that's what makes this, and other small towns like this unique."

– Lindsay Telfer, Independent Retailer

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Shoppers help boost Castle Douglas hight street

Castle Douglas' high street is thriving despite others in Scotland struggling Credit: ITV News Border

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.

Independent stores like this one are thriving Credit: ITV News Border

Shoppers from across Scotland travel to the town to take advantage of the unique independent shops that line the streets.

Shoppers are coming from across Scotland to make the most of the unique shops Credit: ITV News Border
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