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Placeity has been commissioned to deliver their digital platform and expertise by the One Dalkeith Development Trust.

The project is part of the national Scotland Loves Local campaign, to encourage local people to #thinklocalfirst and #shoplocalonline in Dalkeith.

Chair of One Dalkeith, Douglas Strachan, said “having worked with Placeity collaborator, Tony I’Anson, previously during our developing BID campaign, we knew what we were buying into. Their vision and approach aligns very well with our vision of “One Dalkeith” where all groups and individuals work together for our town”.

The localised brand, DalkeithLovesLocal, will be be hosted under the town’s domain name Dalkeith.org.uk with tools and facilities to allow all Dalkeith businesses and community groups to get involved.

One Dalkeith were successful in their application for The Towns and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) Resilience and Recovery Fund. This has allowed a package of #DalkeithLovesLocal branded material to be produced and circulated to local businesses.

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Local talent and volunteers have also been using social media, mainly Facebook.com/dalkeithloveslocal/ to engage with local people to get across the key messages and hashtags

#ScotlandLovesLocal
#ThinkLocalFirst
#ShopLocalOnline

In just a few weeks since launching, the social media has already reached over 10,000 local people with plenty of local feedback and comments.

If there is any local business or individual who would like get involved in the Dalkeith project, email hello@dalkeith.org.uk