From 20th to 29th November, we are hosting ‘Talking Shops’ – an exhibition from Historic Environment Scotland celebrating the diversity of styles of shopfronts which can be found across the country. There’ll be lots of info about materials commonly used in shopfronts such as the stained glass, decorative tiles and carved wood, which can still be spotted as part of historic shop facades in Fraserburgh.
A video highlighting Scottish shopfronts will also be on show.
Dorothy Hoskins, Technical Outreach and Education Manager with Historic Environment Scotland: “With so much shopping taking place online and the growth of chain shops who do not necessarily have a traditional shopfront that focuses on their goods, it’s easy to forget how impressive, memorable and well-displayed shopfronts could impact on business.
“We want to explore the benefits that changing technology brought to shops as they developed, with glass, lightweight alloys and mass production all allowing for brighter, bolder and more impressive frontages, helping to spur competition in towns.”
Venue: 97, High Street – part of the former ‘Gilbert’ Noble shop, currently under renovation as part of the Fraserburgh 2021 Small Grants Scheme.
Opening Hours – 10:00 to 4:00pm. Wednesday 20th to Friday 29th (Closed Sunday)
For more information, please message us or call Alison on 01467 534419.
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