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Article published 24/08/2023

Take part in Scotland Loves Local Week

The first Scotland Loves Local Week takes place from 28 August to 3 September – and you can get involved.

The week will shine a spotlight on the people and places where hard work and innovation is delivering projects which will make our towns and communities fit for the future.

Councils, community organisations, Business Improvement Districts and individual enterprises are being urged to organise – and take part in – activities in their area.

The week is organised by Scotland’s Towns Partnership (STP), the organisation behind the Love Local campaign. It will champion the Scotland Loves Local message, putting localism at the heart of a stronger, fairer future for Scotland’s towns.

It offers the opportunity to highlight the critical importance of people getting behind businesses in their area, supporting the jobs and livelihoods of their neighbours, friends, and family.

Downloadable assets are available to promote the #ScotlandLovesLocal and #ChooseLocal messaging, along with promotional materials which can be edited for your area.

Find out how you can get involved

Scotland Loves Local: the beating heart of a better future

Scotland Loves Local is the drive for people to build stronger, more sustainable futures for their community by supporting the businesses in their area, potentially injecting millions of pounds into regional economies. It is spearheaded by STP with support from the Scottish Government. 

Scotland Loves Local has evolved into a campaign for longer-term good – tackling not just the ongoing recovering from the pandemic, but encouraging support for local businesses through the cost of living crisis and supporting local responses to the climate emergency.

True economic and environmental sustainability lies in our local communities. Scotland Loves Local is the beating heart of positive change - bringing together the people, businesses, and community representatives who can build a better future.

In a recent survey of STP members and stakeholders, three-quarters of businesses said the support of local people is critical to their survival as they battle the continued unprecedented challenges.

Read the press release from Scotland’s Towns Partnership.

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