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TITLE
Builders Constructing the Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness, 1980s
EXTERNAL ID
JTHOMSON_BOX2_0094
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Jimmy Thomson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
18348
KEYWORDS
Eastgate
Eastgate Centre
shopping centres
shopping malls
malls
Builders Constructing the Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness, 1980s

This photograph shows builders constructing the Eastgate Shopping Centre (Part I) in the early 1980s.

The anchor store for the centre was Marks and Spencer but it was Boots the Chemists who were the first company to move into the new £13 million complex in February 1983, from their store at the corner of the High Street and Inglis Street. Mr Thomas Thomson, manager of the Inglis Street branch from 1958-1976, performed the opening ceremony. Mr Ronald Shiels, the manager of the new store, revealed that the store was the biggest to be built by Boots in that year (1983). With the move, the store doubled its floor space and increased the staff by 42, giving a total of 105.


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Builders Constructing the Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness, 1980s

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1980s

Eastgate; Eastgate Centre; shopping centres; shopping malls; malls;

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Thomson Archive

This photograph shows builders constructing the Eastgate Shopping Centre (Part I) in the early 1980s.<br /> <br /> The anchor store for the centre was Marks and Spencer but it was Boots the Chemists who were the first company to move into the new £13 million complex in February 1983, from their store at the corner of the High Street and Inglis Street. Mr Thomas Thomson, manager of the Inglis Street branch from 1958-1976, performed the opening ceremony. Mr Ronald Shiels, the manager of the new store, revealed that the store was the biggest to be built by Boots in that year (1983). With the move, the store doubled its floor space and increased the staff by 42, giving a total of 105. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.