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Scotland Loves Local

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Argyll and Bute Council is pleased to be backing Scotland Loves Local - the national campaign encouraging Scots to think and choose local first, thereby supporting local businesses in communities, town centres and high streets across Scotland to get back on their feet after Covid-19.

To help Scots to do that, the Scotland Loves Local Gift Card is being rolled out across every region of Scotland. The Gift Card is a localised product unique to each region of Scotland, driving footfall to local businesses and keeping spend local for longer.

The Gift Card is completely free for businesses to receive payments through, utilising the MasterCard network. Businesses simply need to undertake a quick two-step process to register. The cards are suitable for small independent businesses and national retailers, and they can be used for face-to-face transactions or online as long as the business has a ‘bricks and mortar’ presence in Argyll and Bute.

Once the card launches, a map and listings of all registered businesses will appear on a dedicated webpage for Argyll and Bute. The gift cards will be sold online via the Scotland Gifts Local platform, which allows people from all over the world to order a card.

The pilot scheme is fully funded by the Scotland’s Town Partnership (STP), on behalf of Scottish Government.

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