Over 100 towns and businesses across the UK join together to bring locals and visitors very special £5 offers, to highlight the contribution to the economy that local shops and businesses bring. It is also an opportunity for those businesses to say 'thank you' to their loyal customers who have supported them through the pandemic. And LINLITHGOW is joining in!
"Fiver Fest happens three times a year," said Sally McIntosh Anderson (One Linlithgow Interim BID Manager), "and it is now a big part of our promotions for Linlithgow. The independent shops and businesses are what makes our town special and unique. The community support for local businesses has been amazing during lockdown, but it is easy to slip back into old shopping habits now that things are returning to normal. So this is a little nudge to say 'Our local businesses are still here, we are still serving our community and we appreciate your support. And, of course, we are great value!."
Fiver Fest is a free to join campaign, devised and run by Totally Locally, a grass roots High Street organisation that has been helping businesses and High Streets to help themselves since 2010 with incredible results.
The One Linlithgow BID co-ordinate the Totally Locally Fiver Fest campaign for Linlithgow.
Fiver Fest is based around the now famous Totally Locally £5 message:
"If every adult in Linlithgow spend just £5 per week in their local independent shops and businesses, it would mean £3.7 million per year going directly into our local economy. Which can lead to more jobs, a better high street, a stronger economy and a nicer place to live. Makes you think, doesn't it?!"
Check out the gallery below to see some images from the March 2022 Fiver Fest - we look forward to organising the next one!