Christ­mas threat, a pos­i­tive out­come

Campbeltown Courier - - YOUR VIEWS -

Sir, I wish to put a pos­i­tive spin on the ar­ti­cle re­gard­ing the pos­si­ble clo­sure of The Orig­i­nal Fac­tory Shop in last week’s Courier. It is very sad that jobs may be lost in the town and that an­other build­ing may be left empty. If the clo­sure does go ahead I hope peo­ple in the town pop into the other lo­cal shops to make their pur­chases and sup­port lo­cal busi­nesses. With the demise of the high street it is cru­cial that peo­ple try where pos­si­ble to shop lo­cally. I did not stock cer­tain prod­ucts in my shop

be­cause I could never com­pete with cus­tomers go­ing to TOFS first. I will cer­tainly be of­fer­ing more of a se­lec­tion if it bridges that gap and makes it avail­able to buy lo­cally. We just need to ed­u­cate peo­ple to source lo­cally first rather than not try­ing and au­to­mat­i­cally go­ing on­line. If the town is not sup­ported by its peo­ple the TOFS build­ing will not be the only va­cant shop premises turn­ing our lo­cal gem into a ghost town. Clare Mead, Rasp­berry Pink, Lon­grow.

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