The annual UK Record Store Day is back again this Saturday, 22 April. It’s a chance for all music lovers to support their local stores and get some good buys. Sales and special releases on all formats, including vinyl, will be happening across every and all genre of music.
Artists across the musical sphere are participating by releasing some limited edition items. The list of involved artists includes but is not limited to: Blur, Dolly Parton, Jorja Smith, Happy Mondays, Kasabian, Carole King, The 1975, and Taylor Swift.
With an abundance of epic releases and promotions, it’s not an opportunity to be missed. So, Discovery Music Scotland has decided to make it easier for you. We’ve listed some of the wickedest stores in Scotland for you to spend the best day of the year in.
“Europa Music is the largest vinyl record store in Scotland and is in its 45th year having been established in Alloa in 1976 and moving to Stirling in 1992.”
At least 20,000 7″ singles, 10,000 12″ singles and at least 20,000 LP vinyl records in store to browse and purchase.”
Europa Music, from their Facebook description.
Red Robin Records (Vinyl Café)
“Red Robin Records provides an excellent selection of Vinyl and Speciality Coffee roasted on site. We also provide and online service for both Vinyl and Coffee Beans.”
Red Robin Records, from their Facebook description.
“Whether you are just starting to get curious about collecting vinyl, or are already a huge collector, we have something for everyone!
With LP’s, Singles, Box Sets, Picture Discs and numerous collectibles we’re sure you’ll have a great time at one of our fairs.”
Maidinvinyl, from their Facebook description.
Chameleon @ Holburn Hifi
“Independent Record Shop + Carl Hansen furniture specialist”
Chameleon, from their Facebook description.
Love Music Glasgow
“Love Music Glasgow is an old-school independent record shop, selling both new and second-hand music. We buy and sell CDs, vinyl LPs & singles, music DVDs and movies on DVD, as well as a range of merchandise such as T shirts, coffee cups, fridge magnets etc.”
We specialise in rock music, in all its various forms. We also are very supportive of local groups and record labels, and we stock hundreds of unsigned artists.”
Love Music Glasgow, from their Facebook description.
“Specialists in independent music on vinyl, CD, tape and in printed matter. Open to the moment.”
Monorail Music, from their Facebook description.
“Blitzkrieg is a hub for buying and renting vintage musical equipment .selling fine art and vintage posters and large format printing for artists/ tattooist’s and photographers. Also selling Music Books Art and merchandise new and S/H”
Blitzkreigshop, from their Facebook description.
“Underground Solu’shn is one of the longest surviving Independent Specialist Record Shops in Edinburgh, selling quality vinyl and audio gear in Scotland’s capital since 1996.”
…We began as an ‘Underground’ Record Shop selling House, Techno, Disco, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Jazz and Drum & Bass on the preferred medium which was, and to us still is, good old fashioned Vinyl LPs & Singles.”
There are stacks of wax to wade into, and countless Tapes & CDs to get your ears around.”
Think of it as a one stop shop for total musical nourishment!”
Underground Solu’shn, from their Facebook description.
Concorde Music can be found on Facebook here.
Le Freak Records
Looking for more?
For a list of all the stores participating in Record Store Day, and any other information you may need, check out the RSD official website here.
Feature image credit: Record Store Day