With the festive season due to get underway very soon, leader of the local council, Rhondda Geekie, has urged those who live in Kirkintilloch to buy their Christmas presents from local shops.

Kirkintilloch and other towns in the borough will see their Christmas lights turned on this month and Councillor Geekie has told the local press that there are plenty of reasons to buy from its retail outlets – including special Christmas offers – so that the high street remains healthy.

Her call to action coincides with Scotland’s Towns Week, which is the brainchild of Scotland’s Towns Partnership. The overall picture for high streets in towns such as Kirkintilloch sees local shopping outlets trying to remain competitive against larger shops and malls in the big cities and online retail options.

In acknowledgement of this, a number of projects aimed at improving the shopping experience in Kirkintilloch – such as a scheme called Shared Spaces – are being developed by the local council.

Speaking to the Kirkintilloch Herald, Geekie stated that:

“Looking beyond the festive period we want to do all we can to ensure the continued vitality of our town centres, which is why its so important for people to give their views on Bearsden, Bishopbriggs and Milngavie town centres.”

Source: Minuteman Press

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