Store wars begin in Biggar High Street

Bruce and Donna Morgan with David Mundell MP, Evelyn Stewart, teacher at Biggar Primary and pupils frim Biggar Primary Nursery Class at the opening of the refurbished shop in the High Street, Biggar - Picture by Andrew Wilson
Bruce and Donna Morgan with David Mundell MP, Evelyn Stewart, teacher at Biggar Primary and pupils frim Biggar Primary Nursery Class at the opening of the refurbished shop in the High Street, Biggar - Picture by Andrew Wilson
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A battle has erupted on Biggar High Street, one that Lanark fought – and some say lost – 30 years ago.

The arrival of the first of the major supermarket chains – Sainsbury’s – on the main shopping street has prompted an immediate counter-attack from a rival store that has been in Biggar just a bit longer.

Around 256 years longer, in fact...

In what is being seen as the first shots in a fight for survival of the independent, traditional Biggar shops against the tide of modern chain-store competition, Brownlie’s have carred out a major five-figure revamp of their licensed grocery store.

And the firm has stated quite openly that it was to ‘take on Sainsbury’s’ which has opened a “local” in the town.

For more on this story pick up a copy of the Carluke and Lanark Gazette, which is in the shops now.