Motion S4M-11787: Black Friday Sales & Resulting Turmoil

03 Dec 2014

That the Parliament notes the recent turmoil and violence that it considers marred the Black Friday retail event in specifically chosen outlets across Scotland; further notes that this annual event has only recently been imported from the North American retail calendar; understands that Black Friday sales in the USA are often reported to have been tarnished with similar scenes as those experienced in Scotland; believes that the focus placed on the battle for limited discounts can help to encourage people to act in an aggressive manner during the event, and calls on both retailers and shoppers to act responsibly and safely in future.