Emma Roddick MSP urges people across the Highlands & Islands to shop local this winter.

SNP MSP Emma Roddick is urging people across the Highlands & Islands to shop local this Winter, ahead of tomorrow’s [Saturday 3rd December] Small Business Saturday.

Ms Roddick has stressed that the pressures facing small businesses over the last few years means that there has never been a more important time to shop local whenever you can. Highlighting the recovery from the pandemic, the challenges of Brexit, as well as the cost-of-living crisis, Ms Roddick said that shopping locally is one way that individuals can ensure they are playing a part in supporting their local businesses and economies.

Commenting Ms Roddick said:

“Shopping locally this winter has never been more important. Local businesses have been under immense pressure over the last few years, from the pandemic, to Brexit, and now the cost-of-living crisis. Showing your support can make the world of difference.”

“Local businesses provide so many jobs across the Highlands & Islands and play a big role in making our communities so vibrant.

“The SNP government is helping businesses recover as much as it can, but we can all play our part individually too. Small, local businesses make such a huge difference to our communities and their local economies, so I encourage everyone to get involved this Small Business Saturday and show your support where you can.”