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MSP URGES WEST LOTHIAN TO SHOP LOCAL THIS WINTER

MSP URGES WEST LOTHIAN TO SHOP LOCAL THIS WINTER

Published date : 04 December, 2022

SMALL BUSINESSES MAKE BIG DIFFERENCE

 

Angela Constance MSP is urging people across West Lothian to shop local this Winter, as the MSP celebrated Small Business Saturday.

 

Angela Constance MSP has stressed that ‘there has never been a more important time to shop local whenever you can’ as they highlight the pressures facing small businesses trying to recover from the pandemic, tackle the challenges of Brexit and meet the cost of living pressures. The MSP for Almond Valley has said that ‘shopping locally is a simple way for individuals to play a part in supporting their local businesses and economies.’

 

Commenting for Almond Valley, Angela Constance MSP said:

 

“Shopping locally is a simple way for individuals to play a part in supporting their local businesses and economies – these businesses provide jobs in West Lothian and play a significant role in making our community so vibrant.

 

“Truth be told, there has never been a more important time to shop local whenever you can as businesses are still recovering from the pandemic and facing the challenges of the UK Government’s Brexit obsession and the pressures of the rising bills we are all seeing.

 

“The Government is helping our businesses recover as much as it can but we can all play our part individually too, by visiting our local cafes, shops, bars, salons, restaurants and the many more businesses we are lucky to have in West Lothian.

 

“Small, local businesses make a big difference to our communities and local economy so I encourage everyone to support small businesses. Visiting local craft fairs, particularly at this festive season is a great way to support very small businesses, artisans and charitable causes”

 

ENDS

 

Photo attached – Angela pictured at Inveralmond Community High School Christmas Fair.

 


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