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A podcast exploring a new era for the high street - we celebrate independent business and bricks and mortar retail across the UK - those who are shaking things up on their local high streets, and who believe in the potential of our town and city centres. Join us as we go behind the scenes of inspiring retailers and shops you love, hearing their stories about how they started, how they continue to evolve and why they believe in their local high street. We look forward to having you along!
 
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This week, we are joined by Taisir Gibreel, Head of Retail at Restoration Yard, the winner of Best Store Design award at Draper's Independent's Awards 2021. Taisir speaks about how she's brought her years of experience as a designer to store merchandising, the thrill of buying and connecting with producers and why she just loves the magic and theat…
 
Now, it’s fair to say this year has thrown its fair amount of challenges at retailers. Covid restrictions, Brexit.. just to name two hugely important factors this year of course. But to this we can add; wider global economic uncertainty, global heating and climate change becoming more acute... all making us consider our decisions as consumers and i…
 
This episode was brought to you by Rebecca, Elaine and Natalie who have kindly pledged their support for the show through Patreon! Hello to you all - you have my eternal gratitude and are helping keep this show on the road! This week we have the first of our Revisited episodes, where a guest from a previous series joins us once again to update us o…
 
This week, we are speaking to Rare Birds Books founder, Rachel. Rare Birds Book Club started life as a subscription service, created by Rachel to fill a gap in the market - offering a hand-picked selection of women’s literature to shake up your regular reading habits and broaden your horizons. In the past 4 years the business has gone from strength…
 
Our first guest of the series is a special to coincide with COP 26, the UN Climate Change Conference which, if you’re listening to this on the day of release, started yesterday in Glasgow. So, who better to talk to than a business based in the city, which has sustainability at its heart. Today we’re speaking to Bevan from Bawn - an ethical textile …
 
Just like that, we're at the end of series 3! We'll off on our summer break, but worry not - we'll be back before you know it with more stories from independents across Scotland in the Autumn! Before we go though, we are delighted to bring you our chat with East Coast Cured - as we speak to founders Susie and Steven. Founded in an attic in 2017, Ea…
 
There has been much talk about the new St James Quarter that opened in Edinburgh last month, and a huge amount of discussion and excitement about their food market - Bonnie & Wild. We’ll be discussing the wider development in more depth next series, but we wanted to first catch up with one of the traders in the new market, gelato makers Joelato - b…
 
This week, as we continue to look at partnerships in small business - we’re chatting to Jo and Georgina from Edinburgh-based interior designer company - Jeffrey’s Interiors, who have recently completed a management buyout from the original owners, Jeff and Alison. It’s not something we’ve discussed a great deal on the show so far - what happens whe…
 
The department store has, in many ways, had one of the most tumultuous journeys of all, of those on the High Street. Whilst some key players in the sector are seeking to innovate and fast - in terms of new ranges, refurbishments of key sites, and investment in new services as they seek to make their stores real destinations for customers - the fact…
 
This week, as we explore other stories from our evolving high street, we're chatting all things charity shops. We all know the pressures that non-essential retail has been under this past year, but what about the impact on a sector who rely on retail income to support those are living with long term health conditions? Who are supporting and working…
 
Welcome back! As we explore more partnerships in business, today I’m joined by another husband and wife team - Jill and Steve from Meander. Meander is a sustainable clothing brand, passionate about making outdoor clothing more accessible, appealing and wearable - clothing that looks just at home in the city as it does on the hillside. They both hav…
 
Hello and welcome back to Independent Thinking. Thank you so much for your comments about our first episodes of the series so far, they both seem to really have resonated with you, which is what we’re all about! This week, we continue our exploration of partnerships in business with Aeble, Scotland’s first and only cider shop brought to you by husb…
 
Today, I am delighted to be joined by a business who has been name checked a number of times in our past series - Nadia and Stevie from Century General Store. The past year has been a time of significant change for them, not least in them choosing to close their bricks and mortar site in Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, (which is now operated by Common Coffee…
 
This week’s guest is the wonderful Flora Shedden. Many of you will know her from appearing on Great British Bake Off back in 2015, but she is now the proud owner of ARAN bakery and LON store in the village of Dunkeld, in rural Perthshire. ARAN and LON, founded in 2017 and 2020 respectively have both become a real draw for food-lovers to the village…
 
Now feels like a good time to gain a little perspective and think about what’s happening in retail and on our high streets in more depth; help us understand why we are where we are, what our high streets could look like in the future and what trends we can expect to emerge. And who better to do this with than Dr Sarah Montano, Senior Lecturer in Ma…
 
Today, I’m delighted to be joined by Annie Marrs, Lead Officer at UNESCO City of Design Dundee. In recent years, Dundee has undergone a huge amount of change, driven by design - from new public realm and waterfront development to the opening of a world-class facility with V&A Dundee, dedicated to celebrating innovative approaches to design. But how…
 
In all this talk about numbers of job losses on the high street right now, it’s very easy to forget that these are people’s livelihoods, careers and pay packets we’re talking about. The situation is made all the crueller when people won’t be able to say goodbye to their stores that they may have worked at for years, or share one last tea break with…
 
Today I’m very pleased to be joined by Sarah from Pencil Me In - a stationery shop based in Elgin. Passionate about showcasing work from the finest UK designers, illustrators and makers, we chat to Sarah about how she curates her offer, her reflections on the UK high street and why she was inspired to start #MyShopLife back in 2017 - an Instagram c…
 
Today I’m delighted to be joined by Kate Maxwell, from Curate. Glasgow. Curate. Glasgow is an online platform to discover new independent makers, creatives and retailers. Born out of Kate’s love for independent retail, as a way to celebrate Glasgow’s creatives and their work - the website acts as a directory of cool and interesting businesses offer…
 
Today our guest is Scott MacKay, Project Manager of Midsteeple Quarter. A Community Benefit Society set up and run by the people of Dumfries, Midsteeple Quarter has a bold vision to shape a new future for their town centre - by bringing 8 underused buildings in and around their high street back into community control. It’s a fascinating project tha…
 
This week, in our final full episode of the series, to add a touch of joy -I give you the second of our Christmas episodes, as we speak to Style Your Spaces. Style Your Spaces is a creative floristry and styling company - who specialise in installations for retail, styling for photo shoots, weddings and events. However, like so many others working …
 
In a festive special, I’m delighted to be joined this week by Rory Mellis from Mellis Cheesemongers. Mellis has a special place in so many foodie's hearts across Scotland, particularly at this time of year, when joining the queue outside one of their branches to choose what cheese will finish off the Christmas meal, has become, for many, synonymous…
 
This week we return to St Stephen Street, to stop by number 17 - and to Space at Seventeen. We speak to founder, Jess about bringing an idea to life, the role of pop up spaces on our local high streets and why they’re so proud to play a part in other people’s small business stories. Jess has such an inspiring approach, with a charming story of how …
 
In today’s episode, we continue our St Stephen Street Series with Lovecrumbs, or Mini Lovecrumbs as their shop at number 22 is known. Mini Lovecrumbs offers a cosy nook on the street to escape into a large slice of cake and a cracking cup of coffee. We chat to founder Hollie, about their story so far, the importance of coffee shops in a community, …
 
In this week’s episode of our St Stephen Street Series, we welcome Golden Hare Books, who reside at number 68 - an independent bookshop established in 2012. I talked to bookseller David about how the shop has evolved since the business began, how independent bookshops are bucking the trend when it comes to retail, and how they have seen the effects…
 
As we continue our St Stephen Street Series, I’m delighted to be joined by vegan fashion retailer, Treen. We talk to owner, Cat about her incredible approach to this extraordinary year, her drive for the business and why she loves to go above and beyond for her customers. Cat has an infectious energy and passion for her business, and talks with suc…
 
In the first of our St Stephen Street Series, we welcome Bon Tot. Established in 2014, Bon Tot is a modern kids store. Whilst primarily known as a childrensware shop, they stock a growing range of sustainable lifestyle products and have this year upped their eco credentials even further by launching a buy back scheme, Bon Voyage. We talked to the s…
 
Hello and welcome to Independent Thinking, the podcast exploring a new era for the high street. In today’s episode, I’m delighted to be joined by Jamila and Natasha from The Good Store, a plastic free groceries store in the leafy neighbourhood of Inverleith, Edinburgh. With a background in Nutrition and a passion for sustainability between them, th…
 
A bonus episode especially for those in the midst of Sober October, and something a little different to our usual episodes about shops and shop-fronts, as we talk to Nuisance Drinks about starting a business during lockdown and what it takes to break into the world of soft drinks. Hugo, founder of Nuisance, decided to leave his job working in the c…
 
Today I'm delighted to be joined by Holly, from Holly Grows. Established during deepest lockdown, Holly Grows is a plant and interiors business which promises to liven up your home with a beautiful range of houseplants. For those who have no idea where to start, they have an interiors service to help you decide what plants are right for you, and wh…
 
Today I'm delighted to be joined by Lesley, from The Pastry Section in Stockbridge, Edinburgh. Nestled in the heart of Stockbridge, Edinburgh, lives The Pastry Section, a bakery for anyone with a sweet tooth. Established in 2017, it is a contemporary bakery that you won’t find baking sausage rolls or offering sandwiches anytime soon - for this plac…
 
Welcome to Independent Thinking, the podcast exploring a new era for the high street. We’ll be celebrating those who are doing wonderful, creative things in the most difficult of circumstances. It’s about going behind the scenes of businesses and shops you love, that you look forward to visiting, that add joy to your high street. Before we begin th…
 
The UK High Street has been on a difficult journey. For a number of reasons. Some large retailers had got lazy, not responding to their customers, doing the same old, same old, not thinking about the context in which they sit in their customer’s lives - what their concerns will be, what impact events will have on their pockets. And that, yes a lot …
 
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