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Scottish Retail; Housing Market; Textile Workers

New research looks at how the lockdown has affected the housing market.

As Scotland reopens its non-essential shops, we'll find out how busy its high streets are.
Only shops with outdoor entrances and exits can open, so shopping centres remain closed - what's the impact of that?
We'll speak to the Aberdeen Inspired, the local business improvement district about what they're planning moving forward.

New research suggests the lockdown has changed what people are looking for when they buy a new home.
The property website, Rightmove, says that most people are now looking for house and bungalows, with flats dropping out of the top five places people want to buy. Gardens are more popular too, as is better home workspace and good internet speeds.

And UK clothes manufacturers have become a significant part of the government's plans to make sure the NHS has enough PPE.
It means there's more demand for people to work in textile production.
We'll visit a new centre which was set up to train sewists, and discuss how some hope this could help plug a skills gap in the textile industry.

Presenter: Shari Vahl
Producer: Jess Quayle

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37 minutes

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  • Mon 29 Jun 2020 12:20

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