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Dingwall Academy offers shout out to local businesses battered by coronavirus crisis


By Hector MacKenzie

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Dingwall Academy aims to help fly the flag for local businesses.
Dingwall Academy aims to help fly the flag for local businesses.

ROSS-SHIRE's largest secondary school is pulling out the stops to support local businesses – despite the disappointment of having to cancel its own Christmas Fayre.

Dingwall Academy intends to give small businesses a "shout out" on its Facebook page to offer them a helping hand at what is a challenging time for many.

The festive fayre joins a lengthy list of annual events ditched this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The school posted: "We understand that lots of people have been affected by this virus and we would like to do something small to help our community.

"We are always grateful for the huge amount of support we get from stall holders so as a goodwill gesture this year, we would like to help advertise your small business to our school community. "Throughout December we will post your small business details on our Facebook page to help advertise your Christmas goods.

"If you would like to take part, please send a private message to this page with a link to your page or an advert. This could be for crafts, food items or Christmas gifts."

The idea is being touted as a "great opportunty for parents to do some Christmas shopping, support local businesses and spread good wishes at the end of this very difficult year".

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