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By Christie Breen
Public supports shopping locally

A TRAILBLAZING social enterprise is championing the charge for people across Dumfries and Galloway to choose local.

The Guild Dumfries has been leading the charge for shoppers to choose local with their high street shop Flourish, and a new poll highlights huge support for local enterprises and the people behind them.

Figures released as part of the first Scotland Loves Local Week, show that nine out of ten people locally agree it is vital that people in their community support businesses on the local high street.

Statistics also show that 95 per cent of those surveyed in the South Scotland Scottish Parliament region recognise that choosing local supports local jobs.

The findings have been welcomed by The Guild Dumfries, as co-founder and director, Leah Halliday said: “It’s really heartening to see that people realise how vital – and valued – their support is and the difference it makes to people and enterprises in our region. We’re one of many organisations across Dumfries and Galloway working hard to see that support grow.”


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