SMALL town shopping areas in the Wee County are being given support to encourage people to spend money in the area, supporting jobs in the neighbourhood.

Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSi) has been working with anchor organisations as well as the local authority to bring signage and support to the seven small town shopping areas of the Wee County.

Banners and posters for high street businesses, funded by Scotland's Towns Partnership, are now up and are encouraging people to take advantage of the shops close to home as coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease.

It follows the relaunch of Alloa's town centre, with support through the Safer Streets funding from Scottish Government.

Anthea Coulter, business manager at CTSi, explained that following positive results in Alloa, there was a feeling other areas could also benefit.

She said: “By working in partnership with groups in every area we were delighted to help bring signage encouraging local people to use their own high streets and shops.

“The banners cover welcoming back, shopping safely and thanking shoppers; and businesses can also access colourful posters for doors and inside stores.

“We hope it will really encourage people to use their local communities shopping areas."

The banners are up around Alva, Clackmannan, Dollar, Menstrie, Sauchie, Tillicoultry and Tullibody, in addition to the promotions previously put in place around Alloa.

Funding is also set to cover the production of promotional videos, looking to entice visitors into the area.

One is being developed by Dollar Community Development Trust with the hashtag #DestinationDollar.

The other will cover the wider Clacks area and will be promoted as far afield as possible by Discover Clackmannanshire.

It is set to highlight how easy it is to walk and cycle around the Wee County for a wonderful day out.

Businesses looking to receive new posters can email CTSi via or call on 01259 213 840.