Scottish Bank Holiday Provides Opportunities for Businesses

Posted on 6 August, 2012 by Kirsten Kennedy

Bank holidays are always popular for small businesses, as the day off work encourages many consumers to visit local commercial properties such as public houses and cafes in order to make the most of their free time. Scotland will enjoy a bank holiday today, with many tourist attractions gearing up for a busy day.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle has always been a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, with the chance to trace Scotland’s history and view some incredible architecture all within one commercial property. The refurbished Great Hall can be seen from many miles away and draws thousands of visitors every year. Additionally, the panoramic views across the area from the ramparts of the castle itself provide excellent photo opportunities, before stopping in at the commercial property cafe within the castle walls for a quick bite to eat.

Stirling also has much to offer in terms of other leisure activities, such as shopping. The Thistle Centre and the Marches shopping centres offer a wide range of stores – perfect for a laid back bank holiday shopping spree.

However, if the bank holiday appeal for you is more centred upon the excuse to drink on a school night, Glasgow is certainly the place to be. Commercial property pubs and clubs are ten a penny in Scotland’s most vibrant city for night life. Whether you wish to enjoy a quiet drink in a small West End bar, catch some live music at the o2 ABC concert venue on Sauchiehall Street, or even hit one of the many clubs on offer, Glasgow can cater to every taste.

Yet undoubtedly the biggest draw for bank holiday consumers will be the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which this year takes place in a variety of commercial properties across the city. A range of shows and events are taking place throughout the time period, meaning that thousands of people will be able to take advantage of performances on Bank Holiday Monday.

Better yet, many of the shows are completely free, with drama, comedy and musical events featuring prominently today. For example, comedy piece “10 Films with my Dad” is a free one hour show that takes place in popular Festival, The Voodoo Rooms. It is already tipped to be one of the great successes of this year’s festival, and is expected to draw large crowds to the commercial property from the 4th – 25th of August.

Another venue which is expected to be packed out for the duration of the Fringe is the 101 Comedy Club at the Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar. The commercial property will showcase comedians in ten minute slots from the 2nd – 26th August, starting at 7pm every evening. This could be the perfect way to let your hair down after a busy bank holiday in Scotland’s capital city.

Businesses will be glad of the opportunity to attract custom to their commercial properties, especially with the current financial climate offering little in the way of rewards. With ever-decreasing household disposable incomes and consumers constantly on the lookout for a bargain, retail commercial properties in particular will be hoping that a day where many people will not need to report to their places of work will put their customers in a good enough mood to splash the cash today.

So no matter what you will be doing, or which commercial properties you will be visiting this bank holiday, Scotland has a lot to offer. Make the most of the time out of the office, catch some shows at the Fringe and have a few drinks in Glasgow – MOVEHUT’s recipe for the ideal long weekend!

Will you be visiting any commercial properties this Bank Holiday Monday? Is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival an option that would appeal to you, or will you be having a relaxed drink in a local public house beer garden? Tell us what your plans are in the comments section below.




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