Loves Local new record

A man hold a large loves local gift card outside a store front

SCOTLAND Loves Local‘s Glasgow Gift Card has broken UK records in terms of businesses taking part.

More than 700 businesses have signed up to the local gift card scheme in Glasgow. This is more than double the UK’s previous record which sat at 300 businesses.

This comes after Glasgow City Council announced its plan to give 85,000 lower income households in the area Glasgow Gift Cards holding £105 each.

Phil Prentice, chief officer at Scotland’s Town’s Partnership, said: “The work taking place in Glasgow highlights the remarkable potential of local gift cards as a means by which to provide a significant injection into regional communities.

“Nothing has been done on this scale before.”