Dunbar: Shop local this winter for prizes

Dunbar: Shop local this winter for prizes

Nearly 40 shops in Dunbar have signed up to a winter ‘Shop Local – Win Local’ promotion organised by Dunbar Trades’ Association (DTA) which runs throughout this month and next.

The promotion rewards customers for shopping locally by entering them into a prize draw where winners will be given a prize from a business as a thank you.

Businesses including Belhaven Bikes, Belhaven Brewery, Bear & Bull and Belhaven Smokehouse are just some of those involved.

Philip Mellor, chair of DTA, said: “Everyone who shops locally will have a chance of winning something each month.

“These are challenging times for everyone and our independent retailers greatly appreciate the support they receive from the local population.

“This promotion is a lovely way to show our gratitude.”

One early prize winner was Dean Nicholson and his cat Nala, who have been travelling the world on Dean’s bike.

Dean, who is from Dunbar, found Nala while he was cycling in Bosnia. The cat was left out on the streets and Dean helped nurse her back to health.

Nala now accompanies Dean on his biking adventures around the world and was recently gifted some handlebar tape from Belhaven Bikes to go along with her bike rides.

Colin G. Cairns Ford of Belhaven Bikes said: “Big thanks to Nala for shopping local!

“In the Shop Local – Win Local promotion, Nala won handlebar tape which was fitted to her bike, so she now has a soft and grippy vantage point for her world trips with Dean.

“We’re really grateful to Nala and our local community for shopping local with us this winter and throughout the year.”

Find out more about the Shop Local – Win Local promotion, as well as a list of all the businesses involved, at ourdunbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/our-dun bar-shop-local.pdf

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