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A major study into personal income in Scotland has shown how the economic recovery across the wider UK has put more money in people's pockets.
ASDA's Income Tracker report has revealed workers north of the border have more disposable cash in their pocket than the UK average.
Thanks to the improved performance of the economy, people in Scotland have around £260 extra per year to spend in shops than they would have done in the previous quarter.
The resultant rise of 3.2 per cent has boosted spending on high streets across the country.
Experts said the fall in unemployment was in part responsible for the cash boost, while a 4.9 per cent drop in the cost of petrol also helped.