Thursday, 20 June 2024

Shop Local Update

COPIES of both the National Liberal Party’s Shop Local leaflet and issue 1 of Caledonian Voice were distributed in Stirling towards the end of last month. Just one determined activist distributed around 200 pieces of literature in the city – which was once the capital of Scotland and is known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands.’

As well as Stirling, NLP literature has been distributed in Paisley, Govan, Dunfermline, Airdrie and Hamilton.

Our activist says that he hopes to distribute more literature in Stirling in due course (… “Scottish ‘Summer’ weather permitting!”)

Whilst one of our Scottish activists is more than happy to work on his own, other folks like to band together so that they can cover a larger area or run a couple of activities back-to-back.

This was recently the case in Essex where several activists got together to distribute Shop Local leaflets and posters – some of whom are pictured above right. They intend to cover various shopping centres and parades and even did one on Magna Carta Day in June!

Other areas that have received the NLPs message in support of local shops and businesses include the Isle of Wight, Devon, Canvey Island, Stockport and Ulster.

We hope to continue our Shop Local campaign indefinitely and a whole range of materials will be published. It’s hoped that the next phase of the campaign will look at the role of the banks and their dismal failure to support the small shopkeeper, businessman and entrepreneur.

If you are interested in helping out with any aspect of our campaign – particularly with the financing and distribution of leaflets – please contact us at

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