Midlothian MSP Loves Local town centre scheme

Colin Beattie MSP has encouraged projects in Midlothian to apply for a new Scottish Government £1 million fund to promote town centres and encourage people to spend locally.

Monday, 26th October 2020, 6:47 am
Colin Beattie MSP encourages applications for Scotland Loves Local Fund.

Grants of between £500 and £5000 will be given out as part of the Scotland Loves Local scheme, which aims to enable visitors and residents to safely shop, eat and relax within their communities.

The funding aims to support small scale improvements that will help motivate people to shop, eat and relax within their community whilst ensuring public health safety, and can be used for measures such as protective screens, physical distancing markers, hand sanitising equipment and PPE.

SNP MSP Colin Beattie said: “We all have a role to play in Scotland’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, and it’s now more important than ever to consider shopping locally and supporting the brilliant local businesses in Midlothian.

“The Scotland Loves Local campaign – which will provide grants of between £500 and £5,000 – encourages people to think how they can safely support people to shop, eat and relax within their community whilst ensuring public health safety.

“This £1 million fund, delivered by the Scottish Government, is an exciting opportunity for local projects and locally-based online businesses to support town centres and promote their community.

“This new fund will be a real boost for communities across Midlothian.”