Alyn Smith MP, Evelyn Tweed MSP and Stirling Council Leader Scott Farmer have urged Stirling residents to buy local, as pandemic-related restrictions continue to ease.
Visiting ‘The Book Nook’ and ‘The Allan Park’, the group found out more about the impact of the pandemic on footfall and consumer habits.
Council Leader Scott Farmer said:
‘Stirling is very much open, and I urge residents and visitors to support our fantastic local businesses as they recover from the pandemic. We’ve great talent and potential here, and I encourage everyone to buy locally where possible to boost Stirling’s economy.’
Evelyn Tweed MSP said:
‘High streets in communities across Stirling, and our city centre, have all felt the strain of the pandemic. If we’re to build truly engaging and thriving local economies, it’s important we consider the power of the pound in our pocket and direct our spending to local producers and businesses where we can. Even despite the difficult year we’ve faced, a whole range of exciting new businesses and ventures have started out. I’d urge residents to invest in their communities.’
Alyn Smith MP said:
‘There’s much to be said about community wealth building; spending locally to promote grassroots businesses and groups. Economic recovery from the pandemic gives us a chance to rethink how we shop and spend, and how our choices can influence and promote the type of high street we want to see. Let’s shop locally, and help our city and town centres recover and thrive in the months and years to come.’