Local MSP Highlights Scotland Loves Local Week

Local MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency, Fiona Hyslop, has spotlighted local businesses to celebrate Scotland Loves Local Week.

The first ever Scotland Loves Local Week ran from 28th August – 3rd September. The week allowed a celebration of the dedication and determination which is strengthening communities and economies across Scotland.

Commenting Fiona said:

“West Lothian has many excellent local businesses, and I was happy to highlight some of these during the first Scotland Loves Local Week.

“I have visited many local businesses across the towns of West Lothian and highlighted a business each day during Scotland Loves Local Week. These included Unique Creations in Bathgate, which makes bespoke tutu dresses, resin art and party decorations. The Mill Garden Centre in Armadale, the Wee Winchburgh Café, The Scottish Owl Centre in Polkemmet Park, Sebastian Kobelt Chocolatier in Linlithgow, Blue Butterfly Therapies Yoga and Baked on Linlithgow High Street.

“Also, during Scotland Loves Local Week, I was pleased to see Local Government Minister Joe Fitzpatrick and Community Wealth Minister Tom Arthur visit Linlithgow on Monday 28th August to officially launch Scotland Loves Local Week.

“The Scottish Government are providing £250,000 to support the Scotland Loves Local Gift card scheme go digital. This can be used in participating retailers and will also allow retailers to reward loyal customers, encouraging repeat custom.

“I would encourage everyone in West Lothian to support our local businesses, when they can, not just to mark Scotland Loves Local Week but throughout the year.”