- 16 Jan 2011
80% of the population live in the Central Belt so i don't see why a comparison is difficult.I disagree. Many more small stores would have closed over the last 25 years if Sunday trading was unrestricted in large stores.
In my experience most stores were open although to be fair many only opened until lunchtime.
It isn't all about religion. ALthough the church was a player in the Keep Sunday Special campaign they we by no means the only active participant.
Comparisons between Scotland and England are difficult in this area. Much of Scotland is very rural and there are fewer large stores in area like the HIghlands.
There are large rural areas in England as well that have very few large Supermarkets.