Favourite shopping experiences- your views online
Which lost shop do you miss visiting for your Christmas shopping?
Jenners, to see the Christmas tree.
So many lovely shops, but I liked Goldbergs at Christmas.
There was a lovely little shop in Musselburgh called Just The Thing, run by a lovely lady. It was great for presents.
BHS, Woolies, Watt Bros.
Most definitely Jenners (when it was the REAL Jenners). Always did my Christmas shopping there and loved the Jenners Account Holders Christmas shopping evening.
Fay Susan Edgar
St Cuthberts store in Fountainbridge to see Santa and the Don Ray toy shop in Morningside to see what Cindy doll outfits I could ask Santa for.
Jenners before it became House of Fraser.
British Home Stores and C&A.
Lewis's in Glasgow (not John Lewis). Loved going to see Santa there as a child, and Goldbergs.
Jenners on Princes Street. My nana took me every year to see the big tree decorations and visit Santa when I was wee. When I had kids my mum and I took them also. It’s a big Christmas miss in Edinburgh.
Lewis’s to see Santa and have my lunch with Mum and Dad at the posh restaurant with the lovely white tablecloths.
Toys R us as a kid, getting ‘buy one get one free’ chart Xbox games
I worked in Goldbergs part time and I loved it at Christmas.
Debenhams, Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh.
The Pier in George Street. Still have the Christmas tree decorations I bought there back in the day.
When I was small we used to visit Goldbergs at Xmas. The displays were stunning, as a child it was magical.
Woolworths and British Home Stores. For children it would be Lewis's to see Father Christmas and live animal nativity.
Bought all my Christmas prezzies there way back in the last century when I was really, really young.
Nash's in Miller Street, Glasgow. They used to have a great Christmas Sale in the summer!
BHS and Debenhams. Never bought anything in Jenners. Just went to see the tree!
Jenners and the cafe. Girls’ meeting place.
As a child, I used to go with my mum to What Every Woman Wants on the Bridges... I'm sure that store had 300 floors!
Travelodge hotels in Edinburgh have revealed the weirdest requests made to their staff by customers
Nothing will beat the all-time classic "Why did they build the castle next to the railway station?” And "Why is the one o'clock gun fired at one o'clock? Why don't they fire it at midday?” The smart answer being that firing the gun at 1pm saves money, as it only uses one shell instead of 12.
''Why are there no refreshments and toilet facilities on top of Arthur Seat's mountain?''
When I was a black cab driver I had a group of Americans in the back. I overheard one of them ask the group ‘do you think they built the Royal Mile just for the tourists?’
“What time’s the bonfire on Burns night?”
My late brother-in-law complaining about the size of the parade ground at the castle - “They might have thought about the size of the Tattoo when they built the castle!”
I remember once being in the city centre when the one o'clock gun went off. A passing tourist asked what the noise was so I told him. He refused to believe me and walked off saying he'd call the police as he said it sounded like a bomb
"Can I get a bus to the Northern Lights?" is another belter.