Getting involved in Scotland Loves Local

Be Local Scotland supports the Scotland Loves Local campaign because we both want to create stronger communities and better places in Scotland.

What is Scotland Loves Local?

The Scotland Loves Local campaign, spearheaded by Scotlands Town's Partnership, is about thinking local first. We can create better places to live, work and visit when we love local. By loving local we are choosing to back local businesses and build stronger communities. Find out more about the campaign at

What is community tourism?

A community tourism enterprise is a visitor facing attraction or service which is owned/run by the local community for the benefit of the visitor and the local area

How can you get involved?

When travelling, make a conscious choice to spend locally and if possible with a community owned attraction or service. In so doing that spend will bring great local benefits which are hugely important to these communities, many of which are remote and rural. These could include:visitor information points, community run toilets, local museums and heritage centres, accommodation, cafés, shops and attractions.


Here's some examples of how you can support the campaign and community tourism.

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Support local

Buy a Scotland Loves Local card for a loved one and look out for community tourism services and experience that take the card - like Cullen Sea School in Moray.

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Local Pocket Money

Instead of giving the kids holiday money give them a Scotland Loves Local Gift card and have fun in finding what they can spend it on locally.

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Seek out local

Make a conscious choice to visit local attractions. There you'll find a warm welcome and local stories from local people

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Hostels, self catering, motorhome stop-overs and camping

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Cafes, pop-ups, community pubs and distilleries

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Shops, crafts and provisions

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Experiences, activities, heritage and arts centres

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Function spaces, events and festivals

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Join local groups to offer your support and skills

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Community transport, bike hire, e-charging, fuel and ferries

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Information hubs, toilets and other services

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Carron Tobin, Trustee with Callander Youth Project
The money you spend on a night in the hostel or pods goes straight to help local young people do modern apprenticeships in hospitality and the running of the youth project. This is a direct impact, and you can sleep soundly knowing you are making a real difference to the lives of the young people in Callander.
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