Hyslop highlights the ‘Linlithgow Loves Local Campaign’ and urges the people of West Lothian to shop local.
The ‘Loves Local’ Campaign in Linlithgow, a local branch of the wider ‘Scotland Loves Local’ Campaign, aims to encourage residents of Linlithgow to take their business to their local high street.
The Scotland Loves Local Campaign – in association with the Scottish Government – recognises that the outbreak of coronavirus has caused significant challenges for our town centres, high streets and local businesses.
Local businesses have lost out on vital business during the pandemic, and the ‘Loves Local’ Campaign is urging people to think local first and support their community, whilst being aware of the public health guidelines.
“Now more than ever, it is vital than we support our local shops and community and one of the main ways this can be done is by shopping local.
“One Linlithgow has launched the ‘Linlithgow Loves Local’ Campaign to encourage locals to support their community. This pandemic has shown the importance of supporting local businesses and produce.”
“I think this is an excellent example of what can be achieved through local innovation, and I encourage everyone, not just in Linlithgow but in the whole of West Lothian to shop local”
Eddie Linton-Smith, Manager of One Linlithgow commented:
“We’ve been all around town dropping off bunting, window clings, posters and postcards… from Mill Road industrial estate to Braehead and the town centre. They’ve been really well received and the “shop local” message, which we’ve been trying to drive for many years, seems finally to be resonating with shoppers and clients, who can now see more clearly than ever that it makes a real difference to the livelihoods of friends, family and neighbours.”