From Dawn Black of Stonehaven Business Association –
STUNNING Stonehaven and the Stonehaven Business Association (SBA) are running a new social media campaign as part of the Scotland’s Towns Partnerships Scotland Loves Local national initiative to encourage Scots to go back to their roots, think local first and support their local town centres.
As Scotland eases lockdown restrictions and moves into recovery, now is the time to support your local businesses to help them get back on their feet.
Our town centres and high streets aren’t just a series of buildings, pavements and streets. The people who run local businesses are our brothers and sisters, our friends, our aunts and uncles and our neighbours.
Our small businesses, whether a pub, cafe, tailor, butcher or a grocery shop, are the lifeblood of the Scottish economy. They take risks each and every day to create the jobs and prosperity to maintain our way of life. Now is the time to be there for them, to think local first.
This isn’t just about keeping shop units occupied, it’s about supporting the very fabric of our society and community. Whether it’s a greetings card, a pint of milk, a night out and a meal, a bedside table or some garden furniture, we’re asking everyone to care and think local first.
The Stonehaven Loves Local campaign is featuring the owners and workers in our local shops, cafés, ice-cream parlours, chippers and services on a daily basis so we can all get to know the people behind the business.
The members of the SBA and subscribers to the Stunning Stonehaven website have already received emails about the campaign but if you’d like to be included please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be contacted with further details.