Category Archives: Scotland

Edinburgh – Store 213

10/14 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AW

In 1925, Woolworths built their Scottish flagship store on the busy and bustling Princes Street, opening its doors in March 1926. It was the second store in Edinburgh after the first one in Leith, but this one was much grander.

Edinburgh Woolworths 1926

Edinburgh Woolworths 1926

Source: ifo Apple Store

Here is it in 1933. Its location next to the Royal British Hotel and Palace Cinema, and opposite the infamous Waverley Steps made it a national landmark.

Edinburgh Woolworths 1933

Edinburgh Woolworths 1933

Source: RCAHMS

In 1956 they expanded into the cinema next door, demolishing it and extending their external facade and adding a floor in the roof. The F.W.Woolworth fascia was updated to extend the whole way across.

Edinburgh Woolworths 1956

Edinburgh Woolworths 1956

Source: 100thbirthday.co.uk

Here it is in the 1980s shortly before closing, with it’s updated logo.

Edinburgh Woolworths 1980s

Edinburgh Woolworths 1980s

Source: The Scotsman

1984 they closed down when Kingfisher took over and closed most of their large Woolworth stores. A Wimpy soon opened in its place, here it is in 1986.

Edinburgh Wimpy 1986

Edinburgh Wimpy 1986

Source: Lost Edinburgh Facebook Group

In the 1990s the Wimpy became a Burger King. Here is the parade of shops in 2009, with Boots, Evans and Waterstones.

Edinburgh Princes Street 2009

Edinburgh Princes Street 2009

Source: Beth’s Blogging (design) Blog

All the shops left and the building was empty for a number of years. Then in 2011, Apple started a $20 million reconstruction of the whole building, with the insides totally changed but keeping the grand exterior facade as it was – as fortunately this is a listed building.

This is a photo taken by my brother in March 2015 – we can see it is an Apple Store and a Barclays, and the Royal British Hotel is still there. The Apple branding is very subtle, and the interior is completely open – quite different from it’s Woolworths day, yet the exterior is keeping its heritage. Good work Apple.

Edinburgh Apple Store 2015

Edinburgh Apple Store/Barclays 2015


 

This post was originally written in 2015.

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Ayr – Store 211

12 – 16 High Street, Ayr, South Ayrshire

Woolworths opened in Ayr in 1926 on the site of the old King’s Arms Hotel, which was demolished to build the new store. Presumably there was an Art Deco facade, and in the 1950s there was probably a makeover so that it looked more like the store in the below photo.

Ayr Woolworths (12-16 High Street) after closure

Ayr Woolworths (12-16 High Street) after closure

Source: Hurst CJ

Unfortunately I cannot find any photos of the store when it was actually open, but I do have a memory from former employee Kevin Alexander. He remembers working with Ken Wilkinson, Tom Reilly and John Savil in the 70s. “Tom decided he wanted to move habby from the wall on the way up to the canteen to the left wall shopping with pictures. We used to display them on Huntley brackets on flat bars. It took me all of Wednesday afternoon’s half day closing. Tom rolls in at about 6pm with a dart board – he had taken up darts and wanted to practice, and didn’t want to be seen from main road.” Cheeky!

This Woolworths closed around 2007 and they moved to the other end of the High Street at numbers 127 – 137 High Street with a new store number of 1266. The old Woolworths along with the neighbouring stores had been acquired for redevelopment – see the below photo. The old Woolworths store is to the left. The plans are to transform this area to a modern riverside block (the River Ayr runs behind these buildings). The building have now been demolished and archaeologists have found the remains of the old King’s Arms Hotel where Woolworths was, along with pieces of medieval pottery and the walls of the pub.

Ayr Former Woolworths ready for demolition

Ayr Former Woolworths ready for demolition

Source: CorrieBob

If you compare the above photo with the below, you can see that Woolworths was exactly where the Kings Arm Hotel was, as the neighbouring buildings were the same.

Kings Arms Hotel Ayr - before Woolworths

Kings Arms Hotel Ayr – before Woolworths

Kilmarnock – Store 198

36/40 King Street, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire

Woolworths opened in Kilmarnock in 1925, on the corner of King Street and Market Lane.

Kilmarnock Woolworths 1950s

Kilmarnock Woolworths 1950s

Source: Pinterest

They were at this location until the 1970s, when the buildings on this side of the road were demolished to make the Burns shopping centre. Today WHSmith is at numbers 36 – 40.

Kilmarnock Former Woolworths - WHSmith

Kilmarnock Former Woolworths – WHSmith

8-10 King Street, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire KA1 1NU

The new Woolworths store was at numbers 8 – 10 of the same street as part of the new shopping centre, in bigger premises. There was an entrance from King Street and an entrance inside the shopping centre. From the fascia in this photo, we can see it had a 10/10 refurb in the 2000s. The store closed in January 2009.

Kilmarnock Woolworths 2008

Kilmarnock Woolworths 2008

Source: Daily Record

After closure the unit was empty for a while before being split into two units. The unit with the shopping centre entrance is now Home Bargains. The King Street side is New Look.

Kilmarnock Former Woolworths - Home Bargains

Kilmarnock Former Woolworths – Home Bargains

Kilmarnock Former Woolworths - New Look

Kilmarnock Former Woolworths – New Look

Perth – Store 197

111/117 High Street, Perth, Tayside, Scotland

Woolworths opened in Perth, Scotland in September 1925, on the High Street (see on the right of this photo).

Perth Woolworths 1940s 1950s

Perth Woolworths 1940s 1950s

Source: Stevenson S.

In 1966 the store was extended and the building reskinned. The new store had a restaurant on the upper floor. A small Salisbury’s store was at the side of the store, but within the same building.

Perth Woolworths 1966

Perth Woolworths 1966

Former employee Scott Barber remembers John Bain being the store manager and Mary Bisset the Assistant Manager while he worked there. He says “The restaurant was closed when I started there but the old prices were still in the stairway leading from it. The walk to the office involved 158 steps up the staircase. The store had its ghost, and more lifts than any other store I’ve ever been in. We got flooded when the Tay burst its banks and I had to get a pump to empty the basement switch cupboard out. We closed for one day and had half lights for a week.”

Perth Woolworths 1966

Perth Woolworths 1966

Source: Historic England

May Banach remembers training days at Perth store, and like Scott, she remembers that there were lots of stairs to go up and down.

Tony Coghlan says his best memory of the store was “one Christmas when John Bain had set up a Santa’s Grotto in one of the lifts at the back of the store. As he showed me, the lift went up to the stock room without the doors being closed! Something that can’t happen. But it did! I also remember a Christmas conference there and we took the roof off with We are the champions. And you know what? We really were.”

Another Tony, Tony Jenkins, had a Saturday job on the tills around 1994. He remembers it being a great job, working his way up to cash desk supervisor, and having lots of nights out with his colleagues!

Perth Woolworths 2008

Perth Woolworths 2008

Source: Allen K.

Marriane Ellis first went to Perth store in 1984. Store 124 Dunfermline had been sold and she had been asked to go to Perth to help with the planned closure of the store. “I closed the upper sales floor where the café and furniture department was. However Head Office contacted us to stop the process as it turned out Perth was a lease and not owned by Woolworths. Paternosca was only interested in properties that they could sell. Next time I was back was 1986 to deliver “Feelings” warm fuzziest and cold pricklies!!”

Now, if you are wondering what Marriane is talking about, “Feelings” was a customer service incentive scheme in the mid-80s, based around the concept of giving customers a ‘warm fuzzy’ feeling and not a ‘cold prickly’ feeling. There’s a whole article about the scheme, if you fancy reading more about it.

Perth Woolworths 2008

Perth Woolworths 2008

Perth Woolworths closed in December 2008 when the chain went bust. After the store closed, it lay empty for quite a few years. There were plans to demolish the building and create a new street connecting the High Street with the Concert Hall. But lucky for us Woolworths fans, the building remains and it is now Next and New Look.

Perth Former Woolworths - New Look and Next

Perth Former Woolworths – New Look and Next

Leith – Store 180

170 – 174 Constitution Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6AQ

The 180th Woolworths store opened in Leith in 1925. It took over the Queen’s Hotel, and the architecture was kept as it was. The statue of Queen Victoria, located in front of the store, was erected in 1907. It was the result of a meeting at the hotel.

Leith Woolworths 1960s

Leith Woolworths 1960s

Source: Canmore

In this photo you can just make out the 1970s lettering of Woolworth in the background, and you can see the recognisable Woolworths doors and mosaic pillars.

Leith Woolworths 1970s/80s

Leith Woolworths 1970s/80s

Source: Darcy J.

Marianne Ellis was the store manager for a couple of years. She remembers that the stockroom still had a staircase and stained glass window from the Queen’s Hotel.

She says “I believe the stockroom was haunted. Kay and I were working in the stationery aisle and photo albums decided to fall out of the bins!! The entertainment stockroom was the old butchery prep area and the old cold storage fridge.

In the 1960’s my Aunt, Patricia Holligan, worked in the stockroom to set it up to the standards she had in 124 Dunfermline as she was the stockroom manager.”

Leith Woolworths 2005

Leith Woolworths 2005

Source: Nolan M.

Another employee, Scott Barber, says the ghost was called Mary the stockroom ghost, and Wilma Johnson describes the building as a “very creepy but very interesting building as well”.

Leith Woolworths 2006

Leith Woolworths 2006

Source: Bass D.

The store had a 10/10 refit, and you can see the change of fascia in this photo.

Leith Woolworths 2008

Leith Woolworths 2008

Source: Radioclyde

There was another entrance to the store – it was an L-shaped store that backed on to New Kirkgate (pictured below on the left).

Leith Woolworths - New Kirkgate Entrance 2008

Leith Woolworths – New Kirkgate Entrance 2008

After Woolworths closed in December 2008, the store was split into two units. The front side became a British Heart Foundation shop.

Leith Former Woolworths - British Heart Foundation Shop

Leith Former Woolworths – British Heart Foundation Shop

Source: Soult G.

The New Kirkgate side became Poundland.

Leith Former Woolworths - Poundland

And Queen Victoria still stands proud at the front.

Dundee – Store 174

48 – 60 Murraygate, Dundee, Angus DD1 2BD

Woolworths opened in Dundee up in Scotland in November 1924. Initial plans were to face this building in cream-coloured terracotta but the plans were abandoned.

Dundee Woolworths 1924

Dundee Woolworths 1924

Source: Historic England

In the 1939 the building was updated to become a three-storey one with a faience front.

“I can remember Woolies in the 60s when they still had the original old wooden counters, but around the beginning of the 70s the store was modernised and got itself some new open plan style rack shelving.

One of the relics from the old store they kept going, however, was the huge weighing machine tucked away in the corner beside the photo booth. A big red & silver thing it was, a penny a go.

Another memory from the 70s I always associate with Woolies were the budget priced “Top Of The Pops” albums with glamour girls on the LP covers. 12 chart hits for 60p or something. For that price though you didn’t get the original artists, oh no, these were 2nd rate rogues imitating our favourite pop groups. The work of session musicians in fact, and they were mince!

Oh yes, and get this, I was once thrown out of Woolies when aged around 12/13. I was in the Murraygate store just having a look around, probably been there for 15/20 minutes, when this frumpy middle-aged wifie (the floor-walker) came over to me and escorted me to the door. Was I stealing? No. Causing a scene with a shop assistant? Nope. My crime, she told me on the way out, was “being in the shop too long”. What the…??!!!”

Source: Retro Dundee

Dundee Woolworths 1980s

Dundee Woolworths 1980s

Source: Pinterest

“‘We’ll cut through Woolies,’ was a welcome statement by my mum, coming at the end of a joyless eternity of staring at rolls of fabric in Smith and Horner’s.

I don’t think sometimes we even stopped in Woolies as we ‘cut through’ on our way to the bus – in the Murraygate entrance, through the shop, up the wee stair and out the back door into the court, then through the pend to Albert Square.”

Memory from Neale E.

The store closed in March 1984 and John Menzies moved in. They were bought by WHSmith in 1998 and I assume that is when this store closed and became a Tesco on the ground floor with JJB Sports on the upper floors.

Dundee Former Woolworths - John Menzies

Dundee Former Woolworths – John Menzies (1987)

Source: Retro Dundee

Today Tesco Metro operates from this building, but if you look up you can see the 1930s Woolworths architecture. The JJB Sports floors are To Let in this photo, but today Intersports trades from here.

Dundee Former Woolworths - Tesco Metro

Dundee Former Woolworths – Tesco Metro

Source: Ballysundriven

Paisley – Store 168

14 – 16 High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire

Woolworths opened on Paisley High Street in Scotland in 1924. Again I have no early photos of the store, just this one where we can gather there was a store makeover in 1969, with the oversized ‘Woolworth’ letters experiment on the fascia.

According to a local Facebook group, the tallest man in Paisley (who was 7ft tall) was working here as a store detective until the store closed in 1988.

Paisley Woolworths 1969

Paisley Woolworths 1969

Source: Historic England

After Paisley Woolworths closed, the unit was subdivided and became a WHSmith and an Etam store. Etam stores closed down nationwide and now that unit is Sports Direct.

Paisley Former Woolworths - WHSmith and Sports Direct

Paisley Former Woolworths – WHSmith and Sports Direct

Source: Ballysundriven

Stirling – Store 166

7 – 13 Port Street, Stirling FK8 2EJ

Woolworths opened in the Scottish town of Stirling in 1924. It’s original location is unknown, but in 1962 they moved to numbers 7 to 13 Port Street, adding a 1960s shopfront to an older building. The fascia had pale grey Saivo mosaic, with red and gold lettering and a projecting illuminated Woolworth sign (see on the far right on this photo). The structural columns were also clad in the mosaic. (Source: Woolworth’s 100 years on the high street – Morrison K.)

Stirling Woolworths 1970s

Stirling Woolworths 1970s

Source: Historic England

In 1977 the Thistles Shopping Centre opened and Woolworths moved into there. The Port Street building is now occupied by a Bank of Scotland branch.

Stirling Former Woolworths - Bank of Scotland

Stirling Former Woolworths – Bank of Scotland

Source: Citylets.co.uk

42 Orchard Croft, Thistle Centre, Stirling FK8 2EE

The store inside the Thistles shopping centre kept the store number 166. This was what Woolworths looked like inside. It closed in December 2008.

Stirling Woolworths 2005

Stirling Woolworths 2005

Source: Emily and James

Today H&M is in it’s place.

Stirling Former Woolworths - H&M

Stirling Former Woolworths – H&M

Source: Soult G

Hamilton – Store 146

Quarry Street, Hamiton, Lanarkshire

Woolworths opened in Hamilton in 1923, originally on Quarry Street.

Hamilton Woolworths 1932

Hamilton Woolworths 1932

Source: Old Hamilton

29 Regent Way, Hamilton, Lanarkshire ML3 7EQ

In 1965 a new shopping centre was built and Woolworths moved here. This was where they stayed until the chain closed in December 2008. From this photo you can see there was a blue fascia up, which means this was a 10/10 trial store.

Hamilton Woolworths 2008

Hamilton Woolworths 2008

Source: Daily Record

Today Wilkos is in its place.

Hamilton Former Woolworths - Wilko

Hamilton Former Woolworths – Wilko

Source: The Regent Shopping Centre

Kirkcaldy – Store 145

234 – 242 High Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife

The 145th Woolworths store opened in Kirkcaldy in Scotland. There are no photos of it on the internet at all, but we can guess from the photo of the building today, that it had a makeover in the 1950s/60s, being extended to become a huge store.

The store closed down on 28th June 1986.

In the 1990, a Woolworths Music and Video store opened at 148 High Street (Store 1168) and then in the late 1990s, a traditional Woolworths returned to Kirkcaldy at the Mercat Shopping Centre on the High Street (Store 1201).

Today the building of the original store at 234 – 242 High Street houses the Kirkcaldy Indoor Market, which gives an idea of the size of the Woolworths store that was. The Woolworths does are still in use after all these years.

Kirkcaldy Former Woolworths - Indoor Market

Kirkcaldy Former Woolworths – Indoor Market

Source: Flickr

And what is exciting is that an original mosaic Woolworths floor still exists in front of the fire doors at the far right of the building.

Kirkcaldy Woolworths W

Kirkcaldy Woolworths W

If you do have any photos of any of the Kirkcaldy Woolworths store, please do send them in, it would be great to see how they looked.

Dunfermline – Store 124

52 – 58 High Street, Dunfermline, Fife

We’re in Scotland again! Store 124 was on the medieval High Street of Dunfermline, Fife, and it opened in 1922.

Dunfermline Woolworths 1922

Dunfermline Woolworths 1922

Source: Dunfermline Through Time – Simpson E., Robertson G.

In the 1939 they moved across the road and built a new store with an Art Deco facade, contrasting with the French Gothic neighbouring buildings.

Dunfermline Woolworths 1939

Dunfermline Woolworths 1939

Source: Postcard on Ebay

The store was the one that drew the crowds on this High Street.

Dunfermline Woolworths 1950s

Dunfermline Woolworths 1950s

Source: Flickr

This Woolworths closed in 1984, and today it is a Poundstretcher. And if you are ever shopping on Dunfermline High Street, do take a look above Poundstretcher. Though it looks like the windows have been covered up, you can still see the remains of the Woolworths Art Deco facade.

Dunfermline Former Woolworths - Poundstretcher

Dunfermline Former Woolworths – Poundstretcher

Source: Acuitus

Dumbarton – Store 122

97 – 99 High Street, Dumbarton, Strathclyde G82 1PH

In 1922 Woolworths opened another Scottish store in the Glasgow area – in the town of Dumbarton. They opened next to the Earl of Glencairn’s Greit House of 1623 (the building with the arches on the left of this photo)

Dumbarton Woolworths 1922

Dumbarton Woolworths 1922

Source: Historic England

In the 1930s the store had an Art Deco update to its look. The fact that this was allowed shows the clout that Woolworths had in such towns with historic buildings.

Dumbarton Woolworths 1950s

Dumbarton Woolworths 1950s

Source: Pinterest

There were updates to the fascia through the years.

Dumbarton Woolworths 1971

Dumbarton Woolworths 1971

Source: Historic England

Dumbarton Woolworths 1979

Dumbarton Woolworths 1979

Source: West Dunbartonshire Council

It was branded a Woolworths ‘Local’ store until its last days in December 2008.

Dumbarton Woolworths 2008

Dumbarton Woolworths 2008

Source: Dunbartonshire Council

And today it is a Wetherspoons pub, the Art Deco facade is still there and you can sit and have a drink in this old Woolworths.

Dumbarton Former Woolworths - Wetherspoons

Dumbarton Former Woolworths – Wetherspoons

Source: Flickr

Glasgow, Charing Cross – Store 121

164-168 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3DH

Woolworths opened their THIRD Glasgow store in the Charing Cross area in 1922. It was on Sauchiehall Street, backing onto Renfrew Street. The other Glasgow stores were Store 39 in Union Street and Store 118 in Argyle Street.

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths 1920s-30s

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths 1920s-30s

Source: Pinterest

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths- Sauchiehall Street

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths – back entrance

Source: Guardian

The store was reclad in tiles in 1936-6 to add a touch of style, in order to compete with Marks and Spencer’s striking new premises next door (Extract from Woolworth’s 100 Years on the High Street K. Morrison)

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths 1930s

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths 1930s

Source: Historic England

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths 1938

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths 1938

Source: Mitchell Library / Hidden Glasgow

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths back

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths back

Source: Mitchell Library

The store closed some time before 1972, as it is not listed on the store list of that year.

Very recently, some original signage was revealed at Renfrew Street – this photo was taken in 2015.

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths - Ghost Sign 2015

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths – Ghost Sign 2015

Source: Flickr

It has all gone now, and the store next to M&S, in the spot where Woolworths was, is now a souvenir shop called I Love Glasgow.

Glasgow Charing Cross Former Woolworths - I Love Glasgow

Glasgow Charing Cross Former Woolworths – I Love Glasgow

Source: Local Data Search

Glasgow Argyle Street – Store 118

36/48 Argyle Street, Glasgow, C.2

Woolworths opened their second Glasgow store on Argyle Street in 1922. The first opened in Union Street 8 years earlier. The design of the new store was the opposite of reserved, almost a ‘look at me’ store.

Glasgow Argyle Street Woolworths 1930s

Glasgow Argyle Street Woolworths 1930s

Source: Historic England

Unusually the fascia has the “NOTHING IN THESE STORES OVER 6D” in the centre. “WOOLWORTHS STORES” also appears in a semi-circle above the parapet wall.

The adaptations were agreed with the landlord, replacing signs from a previous occupant.

-Woolworths Museum

Glasgow Argyle Street Woolworths 1930s

Glasgow Argyle Street Woolworths 1930s

Source: Glasgow History

Glasgow Argyle Street Woolworths 1930s

Glasgow Argyle Street Woolworths 1930s

Source: Pinterest

In 1960 there was a huge fire.

“The street was closed for six hours as the spectacular blaze showered embers on a large area of the city centre, and caused an explosion. In all, 80 firemen worked to stop the blaze spreading and six later needed hospital treatment for burns. The fire began in the basement where stocks included fireworks and Christmas decoration. The store, at the corner of Miller Street, was burned out but it later reopened.”

Glasgow Evening Times

This photo was taken in 1963 of the new rebuilt store, it does have a sixties Woolworths style to it.

Glasgow Argyle Street Woolworths 1963

Glasgow Argyle Street Woolworths 1963

Source: Pinterest

This store closed, the date is unknown. And today it is TK Maxx, where you can see the windows have changed but other than that, it looks the same.

Glasgow Argyle Street Former Woolworths - TK Maxx

Glasgow Argyle Street Former Woolworths – TK Maxx

Source: Evening Times

Store 1188

199-201 Argyle Street, Glasgow

In 1994 Woolworths opened in another location on Argyle Street. It would have been a very large, L-shaped store.

Glasgow Argyle Street Woolworths 2008

Glasgow Argyle Street Woolworths 2008

Source: Nugent T

Today it is Poundland – this photo is a crossover one in 2011, where Poundland has opened but the Woolworths signage is still up.

Glasgow Argyle Street Woolworths 2008

Glasgow Argyle Street Former Woolworths – Poundland (2011)

Source: Farrington A

Greenock – Store 96

75 – 77 Hamilton Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire

Woolworths opened their 96th store in Greenock, Scotland. Greenock’s main shopping thoroughfare was Hamilton Street, which connected West Blackhall Street in the west to Clyde Square in the east. Woolworths was at number 75 to 77, which you can see below on the left side with the Art Deco facade.

Greenock Woolworths 1966

Greenock Woolworths 1966

Source: McLean Museum

41 Hamilton Way, Shopping Mall, Greenock, Inverclyde PA15 1RS

In 1975 Hamilton Street disappeared along with several other streets as the area was pedestrianised as Hamilton Way. Woolworths was at number 41 Hamilton Way, keeping it’s store number 96. In the 1990s a shopping centre was built on Hamilton Way, incorporating Woolworths. The store was a large L-shaped one with two entrances. Below you can see the outside entrance on Charles Place. There was also an entrance on the shopping centre side.

Greenocks Woolworths 2008

Greenocks Woolworths 2008

Source: Nugent T

The store closed in January 2009 when the chain went bust, and today Wilkos is in its place. This is the shopping centre side.

Greenocks Former Woolworths - Wilko

Greenocks Former Woolworths – Wilko

Source: Acuitus

Glasgow Union Street – Store 39

62 – 70 Union Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde G1 3QS

Woolworths opened their first Scottish store in Glasgow on 2nd October 1914, next to a cinema.

Glasgow Union Street Woolworths 1914

Glasgow Union Street Woolworths 1914

Source: Woolworths Museum

In 1921 the store was extended, taking over the cinema next door. Shortly after the works were finished, a serious fire broke out in the stockroom that affected neighbouring buildings, causing alarm to the City as it was so close to the station.

Glasgow Union Street Woolworths 1921

Glasgow Union Street Woolworths 1921

Source: Woolworths Museum

By the 1950s, the store was considered off-location, as it sales were being dwarfed by the nearly Argyle Street branch. The store was closed in 1971, the freehold sold.

Glasgow Union Street Woolworths - no date

Glasgow Union Street Woolworths – no date

Source: Evening Times

Today part of Poundland and Rymans are where the Woolworths store was. The building is Category B Listed (that’s the Scottish version of Grade II), so although it’s not Woolworths architecture, it is still a historical building to admire.

Glasgow Union Street Former Woolworths | Poundland Rymans

Glasgow Union Street Former Woolworths | Poundland Rymans

Source: NovaLoca


You can read about Store 38 – Swindon here.