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Moray Council to participate in Scotland Loves Local scheme

By Jonathan Clark

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MORAY Council has signed up to participate in the nationwide Scotland Loves Local scheme, which will see a new gift card launched.

The Scotland Loves Local campaign aims to encourage people to support their high streets safely during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

Moray Council today agreed to sign the concordat that gives the support for the year-long scheme.

After the initial 12 months, which is being funded and supported by the Scottish Government, Moray Council will review the success of the scheme to decide if it will continue.

People are encouraged to support businesses by purchasing the scheme's gift card when it launches later this year.

Scotland Loves Local's gift card promotion.
Scotland Loves Local's gift card promotion.

Businesses can sign up to accept the cards for free, and will receive the full value of purchases via the initiative website.

Chair of the Economic Growth, Housing and Environmental Sustainability committee, Councillor Graham Leadbitter (SNP, Elgin City South), said: “The objective of the Scotland Loves Local gift card is to keep spending local for longer, empowering gift card recipients to treat themselves to the best retail, hospitality and experiences we have on offer in Moray.

“This is another a fantastic opportunity to promote Moray and encourage people to visit and spend in the area.

"If you are looking for a Christmas or birthday present that supports local businesses – this is it!”

For more information on Scottish Loves Local, visit lovelocal.scot.

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