Shopping local is for life not just for Christmas!
Shopping local is for life - not just for Christmas!
Ayrshire's towns and villages offer some of the finest independent retail experiences you will find anywhere from wonderful craft and gift shops, stores with the finest Scottish food and drink and superb boutiques as well as outlets for everything else under the sun.
And then there are the cafes, pubs, restaurants and hotels who have suffered massively through the past year with the loss of visitors to our county.
Yes, there is no doubt that the Internet has its place but so does shopping locally and supporting businesses that make each one of our towns and villages that bit more unique.
Ayrshire 365, is a "bricks and mortar" concept - it is about encouraging locals and visitors to get onto the high street and walk through doors into real bricks and mortar shopping and forego the "virtual" a little more often.
Ayrshire 365 will go live when we're back to a little more like normality offering high street highlights on a daily basis aimed at encouraging you the shopper to visit these businesses directly and increase footfall in towns and villages across the whole of Ayrshire.
In the meantime we've left up the offers that some of Ayrshire's businesses had pulled together for shopping in Ayrshire ahead of Christmas from the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce's Buy Ayrshire online brochure. We dare you to scroll through these and not be impressed by the wealth of creative gift ideas in and around Ayrshire.
For further information on the campaign get in touch with Kate via email [email protected] for more information on how to get involved!
You can never go wrong with vouchers and this year more than ever you'll be supporting a local business and helping to increase footfall into the New Year. Ayrshire Connect is delighted to offer a wide range of local business vouchers simply click on the links below and you'll be supporting a range of Ayrshire traders by buying direct - every penny goes direct to the retailer with no commissions charged for any sales.
Ayrshire is world renowned for the quality of its larder and there is no better gift to give than a taste of Ayrshire! Some of Ayrshire's producers and retailers are showcased below offering some of the very finest produce and gift ideas. Scotland Loves Local food and drink!
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