. Another "old-school" emporium. It sold musical instruments and sheet music upstairs, and records downstairs. On the counter was a huge crate of deletions and flops offered for 25p a pop (this would be about 1978). The shop moved to Church Street in the mid-80s, and abandoned the idea of selling records, concentrating on musical instruments. Its Aberdeen branch lasted until early 2011. Comment: dn784533 45cat forum
(April 21, 2015) Bruce Miller's two branches in Aberdeen were originally in George Street, where the record department was up a kind of half-stair at the back, and a little later in Holburn Street. Both of those had listening booths until the early eighties, but the stores never had the cachet of the Other Record Shop or Happy Trails. The two branches merged when they moved to 363 Union Street, and the record department disappeared altogether some time after that. Comment Richard Watt.
- Lindsey Collett
That is so sad. Loved Bruce Millers.
- Bobbie Isbell
- A shame such a legend of a shop will be no more
thats a shame, remember going there to get a recorder when i was in primary school...........long time ago, how can they compete with online prices : (
That is indeed very sad.
The Artists Pad
Kath, sad news indeed, internet shopping is ripping the heart out of Union Street.
OMG!!!! End of an era!! Very sad indeed!
Mark S Gordon
Didnt mind when they pulled down my primary school but this is really tragic.
Weird, I always kind of thought Bruce Millers would be on Union Street forever. I thought their lunchtime trade alone would be enough to keep them going. Where are folk going to buy pianos now?
Another sad day for independant retailers in Aberdeen
Pianos and sheet music. Taken away. Any budding musicians wanting a piano? As a pianist, Aberdeens not the place to buy one. Whatever u think of Bruce millers pricing, this is a sad day.
i used to spend a lot of my time in that shop, it will be missed!
Ian R Stewart
End of an era - I remember going there for guitar lessons - didn't help me much, but that wasn't their fault - it was just lack of talent on my part! Ross Stewart did a bit better thankfully.
any further information regarding the auction? They've actually closed the shop!
I remember when it was on George Street I think. My friends and I would go in and ask to hear a song and you went into a cubicle and listened to it !! Sad !!
so sad, can i have the magic round about clock, save it going to waste like many other ones on union st
Sad ... End of an institution. ... Used to love the shoip when it was in george street
Sad; but failure to move with the times will do that
Fondly remember spending hours browsing in there as a kid.
What a shame very sad
jeez that is sad I too remember when it was in George St,we used to come in from Boxy ,to go there & 1 UP records ,what was the other big record shop called on Union St that turned into a bar ?
Not long now till the whole of Union St is bars, pound shops and empty units. The planning dept is cluelessPatrick Alexander Smith
- Another institution disappears, where will I go if I decide I need a Steinway now?