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Gift your city centre this festive season!

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Inverness city centre has your festive season all wrapped up!

From unique independent businesses and the biggest high street brands, to luxe gifts and fantastic eating out, there is something for everyone in the stores, eateries and pubs here.

And this festive season Inverness BID wants to bring folk back together and reconnect with their city centre with the launch of the Inverness City Centre Gift Card. Part of the #invernessloveslocal campaign and supported by Highland Council, the gift cards can be used in a superb choice of businesses in the city centre including retail, hospitality, services, leisure, health and beauty, helping to support your local economy. Over 130 locally based businesses are on board so if you want to treat yourself to a pamper session at a salon, enjoy some retail therapy, dine out or need legal services, the gift card can be redeemed at a huge range of businesses.

You can use your gift card for a tasty treat at Perk.
You can use your gift card for a tasty treat at Perk.

Launched on Saturday, November 5 in the Eastgate Centre and in the Victorian Market between 11am and 4pm, the gift cards make ideal Christmas presents with a huge range of businesses taking part.

And you can be in with a chance of winning a £250 Inverness City Centre Gift Card by entering our online competition.

ENTER at www.inverness-courier.co.uk/giftcard by Sunday, November 20.

The Entertainer is on board!
The Entertainer is on board!

BID director Lorraine Bremner McBride is delighted to unveil the gift card: “The city centre is such a great place to visit, with our many bars, cafés, restaurants, shops and services and much more in a relatively small area so the gift card will help us to showcase all we have to offer here in Inverness.

“The Inverness City Centre Gift Card is an exciting new initiative that will allow us all to support our locally based businesses and keep more money in our local economy at a time when it is needed the most given the economic landscape for households and businesses remains challenging.

“Our businesses help to sustain our communities by providing the employment, and the goods and services we need so opting to buy a local gift card this Christmas really will make such a big difference and it is win-win too as recipients will have an extensive and impressive range of places to choose where to redeem it including high street brands and local independents, across all sectors including retail, hospitality, leisure, and health and beauty which makes it an ideal present for all ages.”

Michael Freeman of Panasonic Inverness & Euronics Centre on Academy Street who signed his business up to the scheme said: “We are extremely excited to participate in the new Inverness gift card scheme as it brings focus once more on supporting real local. Having a gift card like this to spend within Inverness city centre on whatever you want from the dozens of businesses that are to support it couldn’t have come at a better time, especially with everything that is being thrown at all of us right now, and with no additional costs for us as a business to be part of or for the customer to use, it really was a no-brainer for us to say yes.

“It seems to get harder each year to buy gifts for family and loved ones but with this new gift card you will be able to give the perfect gift every time, whether for Christmas, birthdays, weddings or even just a thank you, and you’ll know not only should it ‘hit the spot’ but also that it will support everything that is local.”

The Inverness City Gift Card is available to purchase online with an option to have a physical or a digital card at www.invernessgiftcard.com

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