ATTRACTING new business and investment is at the forefront of a marketing initiative aimed at revitalising a Moray town.
The Keith and Strathisla Regeneration Partnership is eagerly taking steps to give the local economy a boost, with a campaign that it hopes will bring new money into the area.
And promoting Keith as a great location to set up a business, or move a business into, will be at the forefront.
The town is already benefiting from a £2 million Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS), which provides grants to property owners within an area that includes Mid Street, Reidhaven Square and Chapel Street, to help with building repairs.
The initiative has just got underway, and with the launch of the new marketing campaign on top of that, Keith and Cullen councillor Gary Coull is hoping that the town will be given a kick-start.
The news will be welcomed in Keith, which last month received word that the Müller Wiseman milk distribution depot was winding down its operations in the town, and was expected to close by the end of the year with the loss of 23 jobs.
A number of town centre shops have also closed in recent years.
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