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Holyrood News

All the latest news from Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan and the Scottish Parliament.

Allan Highlights Unfair Island Delivery Charges in Holyrood Debate

Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan called today for an end to the unfair parcel delivery charges facing many online shoppers in the Western Isles, intervening in a debate in the Scottish Parliament about this issue.

New research from Citizens Advice Scotland has shown that online shoppers in the islands of Scotland can be expected to pay a 'postcode penalty' of around 50% more than the rest of the UK, purely because of where they live.

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Allan Encourages Shoppers to Keep It Local This Small Business Saturday

Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP is encouraging people in the Western Isles to shop locally tomorrow and support the local economy this Small Business Saturday (2nd December).


Small Business Saturday boosted takings for small shops by £717m last year in Scotland, and with research showing that money spent locally is more likely to stay in the local economy, a key aim of this campaign is to encourage lasting, year-round support for small businesses.


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