ELGIN must have a retail masterplan but that will require to be backed up by significant private investment, it has been claimed.
To establish Elgin as a destination town should be the goal, insists former retailer and business property owner Graeme Mackenzie.
However, in the current economic environment Mr Mackenzie admits finding the level of investment to regenerate the town centre and Elgin in general will be a real challenge.
Speaking at the latest public exhibition into the Moray Local Development Plan, at Elgin Library, Mr Mackenzie said: “Elgin is facing some serious concerns for the future, especially the town centre.
“For Elgin to be regenerated it will require major investment and that will have to be from private companies. Not one individual or or one single retailer.
“Elgin needs to be a destination for shoppers where they can have a day out and experience fun and leisure."
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