Helensburgh shoppers and businesses have enthusiastically welcomed new retailers opening in the town.

North-Northwest and Capercaillie Gifts and Home are both launching in Sinclair Street on Good Friday, filling spaces vacated just weeks earlier.

And a new café, Overflow Helensburgh, is also opening in Colquhoun Square.

Destination Helensburgh said: "Helensburgh has lots of great independent retailers and fabulous food and drink options - come and visit us."

READ MORE: Capercaillie Gifts and Home to open in Helensburgh

Gift shop Shoofie said on Facebook: "What a GREAT Friday for Helensburgh! Three new independent businesses opening today.

"The sun is shining (slight exaggeration, but maybe it’ll peek out later…) so get into town and support our new and auld small businesses if you can."

The Advertiser shared the news this week about the opening of North-Northwest and Capercaillie and reaction was enthusiastic with thousands of readers eager to find out more.

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In reaction, Helensburgh shop Wilkies said: "Good Luck from everyone at Wilkies. Fantastic to see some positive news, we will pop in and say hello to both of you.

"We hugely appreciate everyone who continues to shop local in Helensburgh.

"Supporting the Scottish high streets more important than ever with the Scottish Government charging Scottish businesses 75 per cent higher business rates than businesses south of the border."

And Fabric & Finery on West Clyde Street said: "Good luck from everyone at Fabric & Finery round the corner.

"Reading with interest that you are going to stock the Island Bakery cookies, I am keeping my fingers crossed that you also have the ones with the piece of ginger on top of the chocolate coating?

"If yes, I will be a regular, they are so hard to find! Will pop along for a nosey after Easter."

Elegance Boutique of Helensburgh added: "Wishing you all the very best in your new venture. Will definitely pop in sometime. Good luck."

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Readers also added their support, with Steve Mcgourlay writing: "Congratulations guys, all the very best with your new ventures."

And Joan Mackinnon said: "Good luck. Its time we got local businesses back."

Jane Louise Kerr wrote: "All the very best of luck o you both."

Ann Loughrey added: "Well done to you both and good luck."