Fife launches the Scotland Loves Local Gift Card

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Gordon from Paddleboard Fife with councillorsThe Scotland Loves Local campaign is a national initiative designed to encourage all those who live in Scotland to think, choose and spend local first.

As we begin the countdown to Christmas, you can show your support for local by purchasing the new ‘Scotland Loves - Fife Local Gift Card’. The Fife Gift Card is unique to Fife and can only be spent in businesses that have a 'bricks and mortar' presence in Fife - meaning that spending stays in Fife for longer.

The Scotland Loves Local Fife Gift Card is the perfect way of treating someone to the very best their local area has to offer, whilst supporting local businesses and livelihoods.

From local food and produce, eating out, and beauty, to outdoor experiences, practical purchases and DIY. The list of local businesses that accept and support this card is growing daily.

By buying these ground breaking cards you will show your support for local businesses and encourage others to do so.

Councillor Altany Craik, Convenor of the Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning & Transportation Committee, said “We all want to protect and support our local businesses so that our high streets and communities can grow. These cards will bring activity into our towns and neighbourhoods and encourage local footfall. When we spend locally the money is more likely to stay within the local economy and support local jobs.”

Councillor Neil Crooks, Convener of Kirkcaldy Area Committee, said “These cards allow us to think local, choose local and – critically – spend local. Only by supporting local business in our area can we make sure that there’s the demand for local businesses and create opportunities for more diverse investment”.

Gordon Dixon from Paddleboards Fife added "It's really important that we all continue to support local businesses in Fife. This is the ideal Christmas gift that gives people options for experiences as well as for shopping. Why not give the gift of local this year?“

If you are a local business, the Scotland Loves Local Gift Card is the perfect way to reward your staff with an incentive which also rewards their community and demonstrates your support of the local economy.

Treating someone to the gift of local is simple. The Gift Cards can be purchased from Simply choose a gift card for a region of Scotland and load it with a value of your choice, and your recipient can see where they can spend their gift card on the region’s directory page.

Have you a business that you’d like to be included? Signup at