Scottish Retail Consortium



Scottish retail footfall continued to plunge in March as COVID restrictions remained

Scottish footfall decreased by 66.3% in March (Yo2Y), a 4.7 percentage point increase from February, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) Sensormatic IQ footfall monitor.

Published 9 April 2021

Scottish Retail Consortium welcomes first steps to retail reopening

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has welcomed the first steps to the re-opening of retail after the lockdown restrictions were announced in December.

Published 6 April 2021

Scottish Retail Consortium welcomes confirmation of lockdown easing

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has welcomed confirmation from the Scottish Government that homeware shops and garden centres can re-open from April 5.

Published 31 March 2021

Shops ought to be free to choose to open on Ne'er day, says SRC

Shops should be free to choose to open on New Year's Day, according to the director of the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) upon discussion of the Scottish Government's potential plans to ban trading on the first day of the year.

Published 25 March 2021

SRC & KPMG: Return to school fails to stem Scottish retail sales decline

Scottish retail sales saw a slight recovery in February although still at a decline of 24.3% on a Total basis, which was up from the recent low seen in January, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium & KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor.

Published 17 March 2021

SRC: Lockdown update a chance to loosen restrictions on retail

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has called for restrictions on retail to be loosened ahead of an expected update tomorrow to the Scottish Government’s Covid Strategic Framework.

Published 15 March 2021

Finance secretary Kate Forbes agrees deal to guarantee Budget Bill

Finance secretary Kate Forbes has struck a deal with the Scottish Green Party which guarantees the Scottish Government's Budget Bill can clear its final stages.

Published 8 March 2021

SRC: Scottish shoppers heed stay at home order as footfall plunges

Year on year, Scottish shopper footfall decreased by 69.2% in February, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) ShopperTrak data.

Published 5 March 2021

Scottish Government Budget Bill passes Stage 1

Proposed legislation to implement Scotland’s Budget for 2021-22 has passed its first parliamentary hurdle as MSPs voted to endorse the general principles of the Budget Bill at Stage 1.

Published 26 February 2021

SRC outlines retail priorities ahead of refreshed COVID-19 Framework

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has outlined its priorities for retail business ahead of the refreshed COVID Strategic Framework.

Published 23 February 2021

SRC & KPMG: Scottish retail sales remain low as lockdown tightens grip

Scottish retail sales slumped further in January towards the depths last seen during the previous nationwide lockdown in spring last year, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor.

Published 17 February 2021

SRC: Scottish shopper footfall nosedives as consumers heed stay home order

Year on year Scottish shopper footfall decreased by 72.5% in January, a 22.3 percentage point further decline from December, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) Shoppertrak data.

Published 5 February 2021

SRC launch retail’s election agenda for reform and recovery

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has launched its retail manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary elections.

Published 2 February 2021

Scottish business welcomes steady-as-you-go budget

Finance secretary Kate Forbes did not announce any changes to income tax rates and bands in the coming year after she set out the Scottish Government's budget plans yesterday.

Published 29 January 2021

SRC: One in seven Scottish shops now empty as vacancies spike

In the fourth quarter of 2020, the Scottish vacancy rate increased to 14.4%, from 14.0% in Q3, meaning one in seven Scottish shops are closed.

Published 29 January 2021