Launch of Maiden Voyage Pop-Up Shop in Dundee's Wellgate Shopping Centre

Launch of Maiden Voyage Shop in Dundee's Wellgate Shopping Centre 6 November 2013
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Earlier today, I attended the official opening of the 'Maiden Voyage' pop-up shop in Dundee's Wellgate Shopping Centre. The opening ceremony, the cutting of the ribbon, was performed by my colleague, Baillie Helen Wright.

This is a new shop with a difference, as the shop design, marketing, buying and the staffing of the shop is all undertaken by students studying the NQ Advanced Enterprise in Business course at Dundee and Angus College. This impressive and innovative project provides front line and backroom experience in the retail sector thereby combining classroom based theory in the College with practice experience in the shop. 

The shop is modeled on a cruise ship in the 1950's. This has influenced the attractive retro shop fittings and the choice of fashion clothing and accessories on sale. Catch the shop while you can; it is open for the next six weeks running up to Christmas.

This is a fine example of a 'pop-up' shop very capably taking over some vacant retail space in the city centre. I hope the positive example of Maiden Voyage encourages other budding entrepreneurs to set up shop and try their hands at retailing their goods and services in Dundee.