Retailers are gearing up for one of their busiest weekends of the year, as shoppers rush to buy some last minute Christmas gifts.
Despite another difficult financial year for businesses across the country, some retailers form our region have been performing well.
Gretna Gateway Outlet Village have recorded their highest weekly sales totals since they opened in 1999, and are on target to reach just under two million visitors.
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