We were delighted to work with Scotland Loves Local on a national poll of adults on shopping locally. The poll of almost 1,400 Scottish adults found that:
The findings have been released as Scotland Loves Local Week (August 28th – September 3rd) gets underway, with various events and activities taking place across the country to rally support and highlight transformational work taking place in communities.
Mhairi McFarlane, our Senior Researcher said:
“Despite overwhelming agreement from Scots about the importance of high streets, 93% of us are concerned that many local businesses will disappear if we don’t support them.
This is a stark reminder that our support can be essential in offering a lifeline that could make or break the future of high streets across Scotland. This should be a clear signal that action is needed to ensure they can not only survive but can thrive in future.”
Find out more about Scotland Loves Local Week by clicking here.