It’s ‘Jingle Tills’ for Christmas shopping in Bearsden this year

Christmas at Bearsden Cross
Christmas at Bearsden Cross

There was good news for Bearsden businesses this year with traders reporting increased festive sales.

Morna Thorburn from Rose ‘n’ Thyme Florist on Drymen Road, said: “Trade has been really good, we’ve had lots of customers coming back from last year.

“People are sociable in Bearsden so they like nice floral table decorations.”

Tom Dowson, a butcher at Christie’s, said: “We’ve been getting more footfall but we still have a problem with a lack of parking spaces in Bearsden.”

The owner of Paul Smith Menswear, which marks 30 years of trading next year, says this has been their best year so far. Paul said: “Business has been very good for us all year.

“However it’s a bit of a worry that some units are empty because we are all reliant on a diverse range of shops to attract people here.”

The manager of Grace and Favour Cafe on Roman Road, Susan McMillan, hopes that her cafe gets a busier over Christmas. She said: “Lots of people are going into Glasgow city centre just now to do their shopping so we have been quieter than usual.”

The owner of Vanity Fair, Tricia Stirling, said: “We’ve been doing well since Matchbox closed because we have lots of new stock.”