This book, written by Dr Lindsay Lennie, celebrates the history of Scotland's retail architecture in a timeline from medieval markets to the post-war period. It explores, for the first time, how shops in Scotland evolved. It takes a chronological look at shop development and closely examines different types of shops and their architectural elements and materials. Shops are featured from all around Scotland from Lerwick to Stranraer. It is a wonderful celebration of the great variety of shops which exist throughout Scottish towns and cities and raises awareness and encourages the retention and conservation of Scotland's traditional shops.