"Mr Lindsay sold everything nearly - bran, parings, oatmeal, dried big cod, doormats, salt herring from a barrel in front of the counter and of course the ordinary groceries not packaged as they are today."
She commented upon how this area was really the hub of the village with Cowie the chemist next door and Robert Forrester's painter and paperhanger shop opposite. There were other businesses both on Hillhead and Emsdorf Streets.
Below is a 1940s view of the grocer shop when it was in the hands of James Turbayne (with his sister's sweet shop occupying the former chemist next door). Subsequently the grocer's was 'Leishman's' and then 'Croll's'. A few shorter-lived enterprises took over the shop thereafter but it has lain empty for many a year. The Doctor's Surgery has long been located in the former chemist/sweetie shop.