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TITLE
Fraser's Store in Lewiston
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GLENURQUHART_HERITAGEGROUP_032
PLACENAME
Lewiston
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Glenurquhart Heritage Group
ASSET ID
22699
KEYWORDS
retail
architecture
commerce
Fraser's Store in Lewiston

Fraser's store was once the main grocery shop in Glenurquhart. This photograph is of the shop, Fraser's Store, in Lewiston. This was the major shop in the region. As a community, Glenurquhart was fairly isolated and at the beginning of the 20th Century increased mechanisation and transportation changed the consumer habits of the area. Because of growing free trade policies, and the scale of the British Empire, tobacco, confectionaries and tea became very popular amongst Highlanders. The growing significance of these imported goods can be seen from the signs, which advertise chocolate and cigarettes.

The Fraser family have had a strong influence in the area though they have a stronger presence in Strathglass and Cannich.

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Fraser's Store in Lewiston

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1920s

retail; architecture; commerce

Glenurquhart Heritage Group

Glenurquhart Heritage Group (photographs)

Fraser's store was once the main grocery shop in Glenurquhart. This photograph is of the shop, Fraser's Store, in Lewiston. This was the major shop in the region. As a community, Glenurquhart was fairly isolated and at the beginning of the 20th Century increased mechanisation and transportation changed the consumer habits of the area. Because of growing free trade policies, and the scale of the British Empire, tobacco, confectionaries and tea became very popular amongst Highlanders. The growing significance of these imported goods can be seen from the signs, which advertise chocolate and cigarettes. <br /> <br /> The Fraser family have had a strong influence in the area though they have a stronger presence in Strathglass and Cannich.