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Digital Subscriptions > The Oban Times & Lochaber Times > 9th June 2016 > Let’s all shop local – for the benefit of our communities

Let’s all shop local – for the benefit of our communities

Derek Connery, chief executive of BID4OBAN, outlines the positives to be gained from supporting businesses in our town centres

LAST week we witnessed the final death throes of the once mighty BHS, an institution on the high street for more than 80 years.

While at the moment it seems unthinkable that one so big should fall, it’s not so many years since the demise of Wool-worth’s and C&A.

The impact of the closure of BHS stores in towns such as Kirkcaldy will be more significant than, say, the likes of Glasgow, but it’s reminiscent of the effect that the closure of Woolworth’s had on towns such as Oban.

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