There has been a proliferation of charity shops on the nation’s High Streets which must say something for the generous nature of Brits.
Clearly, these shops would not be open if there was not a steady stream of buyers happy to shop there.
It says much, too, about the state of the nation if people are required to do their shopping in these places simply because they cannot afford to shop in ‘‘regular’’ High Street stores.
I draw the line at second-hand clothes but I’m first in the queue when it comes to records, CDs and, especially, books.
I picked up two superb bargains in Linlithgow’s Cancer Research shop on Saturday for a few pounds, one a first edition signed by the author too!
> Allan Scott
> Chief reporter