Wednesday, 12 June 2013

A Continental Shelf

Markets of a continental style, displaying European goods and produce, have been a feature of English towns and cities - especially those on the eastern side of the country - for some decades. The opening of the Channel Tunnel was a key factor. Now they appear in the far reaches, at least in retail terms, of what could be called, 'the continental shelf'. One opened under Fort Charlotte in Lerwick yesterday. It brings a new dimension to the end of Da Street or Commercial Street, the town's main thoroughfare. Those interested in the history, shops and images of this long-established road should go straight to Shetlopedia where you will not be disappointed. Below is a view of the other end of the street.

Scottish Islands Explorer - on sale in Da Street

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