Perth City Centre has always been synonymous with a quality shopping experience and is one of Scotland’s first-choice destinations for a day out; a significant 9 million day visitors descend upon the city each year.  

To facilitate and encourage this, the wider strategy focuses on a strong events portfolio which has been carefully created to maximise footfall and dwell time during key retail spend times, and to encourage incremental visits during shoulder months.

Total retail spend reaches over £1.1 billion per annum and is above average in all three sectors of convenience goods, comparison goods and catering.

Easy to reach, compact in its design and effortless to navigate, the vibrant city centre is home to a dynamic mix of major High Street brands and an above average choice of superior, independent retailers and artisans.

Enhancing this strong retail offer, and significantly influencing increased dwell time within the city, is an exceptional choice of award-winning eateries and bars including well-known coffee chains, popular restaurant groups and long-established, family-run restaurants.

There is also a progressive approach to town-planning, with four prominent out-of-town offers all within a short drive of the main city hub.  Car showrooms, homewares, sporting goods and department style retailers all sit alongside popular brands such as Costa Coffee, KFC and Frankie & Benny’s.

Significantly, for retailers looking to invest in Perth and the wider region, commercial property is competitively priced, and the Invest in Perth team is prioritising enquiries for businesses interested in securing a retail unit within both the city centre and one of the many out-of-town developments.