I have been with The Herald since 1995. Since 2003, I have edited a business section which is focused on Scottish and exclusive content, while covering the big national and international stories. I write about companies across all sectors, and take a keen interest in key economic issues.
THE value of Scottish retail sales in November was down 1.2% on a year earlier, an industry survey reveals today, highlighting grim high street conditions ahead of the key festive trading period.
The survey, from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC), also signals the sector remains significantly weaker north of the Border than in other parts of the UK.
The November figures for Scotland are even more disappointing given that the value of retail sales north of the Border in November last year was down 1.3% on the same month of 2010.