Footfall picks up speed

Headshot of David Lonsdale director of the SRC.

SCOTTISH footfall showed slight signs of improvement over the last month, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

In the latest data from Sensormatic IQ, the SRC said that Scottish footfall decreased by 12% over the four weeks to 29 October. This was 1.4 percentage points better than the previous month, according to the SRC.

David Lonsdale, director of the SRC, said: “The trick, as ever for retailers, is converting this uptick into actual sales at the tills and sustaining the improvement against a backdrop in which concerns over the cost of living and disruption on the railways show little sign of abating.”