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Apr 15th, 2005, 04:31 PM
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Shopping in Perth, Scotland

We will be staying in Perth for a week this summer and I want to try and find a toast holder. We were in England a couple years ago and I forgot to pick one up when we were there and I don't want to leave Scotland without one. Anyone know where to find these?
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Apr 16th, 2005, 03:04 AM
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Sometimes the department stores will have them, most are in the city centre:
Argos
Bhs (at St. Johns shopping centre)
Debenhams
Marks & Spencer
Woolworths plc
to name a few! Or if that fails try Discount Stores like
Christies 99p Store
Discount Store
Poundstretcher

Good luck with that!
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Apr 16th, 2005, 07:33 AM
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Thank you for that great information. Is St. John's shopping centre in Perth?
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Apr 16th, 2005, 04:34 PM
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Yes, St John's Shopping Centre is right in the middle of Perth. It's a much smaller version of what the Americans would call a Mall. As well as the stores already mentioned, McEwans deprtment store, which I don't think has branches anywhere else, is a good bet. There's also a branch of Lakeland opened quite recently. Originally "Lakeland Plastics", this is a UK-wide chain of stores specialising in kitchen / cookware and any household item you could ever need made of plastic.
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Apr 16th, 2005, 04:39 PM
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Lakeland is a great place and they have more than just plastic. You will almost certainly find a toast rack there.
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Apr 16th, 2005, 04:42 PM
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In fact you will find one on their web site at www.lakelandlimited.com.
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Apr 16th, 2005, 05:33 PM
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Barbara! A fellow Lakeland fan!! They have the most wonderful kitchen , household things! I love going to their store in the Lakes region. And I even force myself to mail order and pay the shipiing charges... force?..right!!

Now, jaconway..if you are really interested in antique toast RACKS...check ebay!!
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Apr 18th, 2005, 01:24 AM
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It will shock you to know, Jody, that I went to a dinner party before Christmas where I reckon we spent half the time talking about Lakeland. I never knew there were so many things I couldn't do without.

Jaconway, Perth is a terrific shopping city. If what you want is cheap and cheerful, then do go to Lakeland. Otherwise use one of the department stores recommended. But Perth has, in addition to the aforementioned McEwans (one small branch in Ballater), a specialist china shop in the High Street, called Watsons. And then there are the antique shops. In George Street, there's a shop called "Whispers of the Past" which does sort of "country" antiques and you might get something there.

Lots of craft shops will have something too. The specialist crockery people- Bridgewater, Dunoon, Highland Stoneware, etc- all have them in their ranges.
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Apr 18th, 2005, 02:31 PM
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Thanks everyone for all your help. I know it seems silly to be so set on getting a toast rack, but I just love them and there isn't any such thing in the states. I love all the unique things that each country around the world has to offer.
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