Martyn Day MP has called on West Lothian small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the role they play in their communities.

Shopkeepers have until Friday, September 11th to nominate their businesses via www.bestsmallshops.co.uk.

The competition is open to any small shop operating in the UK. The competition is free to enter and all shops who enter will also be promoted to consumers through an online Indie Retail Directory.

The judges are looking for evidence of a small shops’ entrepreneurial spirit, ways that they have been innovative in their business and what they have done to have a lasting positive impact on their community.

A shortlist will be announced in October with the winners announced in November.

Mr Day (SNP) said: “This year has been an extremely challenging retail environment for independent shops.

“Yet, I have witnessed businesses across Linlithgow and East Falkirk adapt to combat the impact of Covid-19.

“These shops are at the heart of our community and deserve to be recognised, that’s why I’m encouraging all small shops in my constituency to enter the UK Best Small Shops Competition.”

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