It’s no secret that Edinburgh’s High Street has been in decline for the past few years.
A study by finance experts PwC said there had been a total of 68 shop closures in the Capital during 2018, with just 36 openings to off-set the losses. These are some of the most memorable losses over the past few years.
5. Coast, George Street
Clothes store Coast closed on George Street in 2018 when the company went into administration. Photo: Kim Traynor
6. New Look, Craigleith Retail Park
The New Look store at Craigleith Retail Park closed in 2018 when the retailer slashed 60 outlets across the country. Photo: Ian Rutherford
7. Toys R Us, Craigleith Retail Park
Similarly, Toys R Us just next door to the Craigleith New Look was closed in 2018 when the company closed all of its stores across the country. Photo: Ian Rutherford
8. Maplin, Dalry Road
Electronics retailer Maplin closed its Edinburgh store in 2018 when the company went into administration. Photo: Scott Louden