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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-23086

Shop Early for Christmas

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Supported by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Rachael Hamilton, James Kelly, Liam McArthur, Alex Neil, Willie Rennie

That the Parliament welcomes the campaign by the Scottish Retail Consortium, its sister organisations across the UK and members, which seeks to encourage customers to shop early for Christmas in order to prioritise safe shopping, spread demand during the busiest shopping period of the year, and therefore minimise the last-minute rush to Scotland’s shops and online ordering; notes that the "Shop Early, Start Wrapping, Enjoy Christmas" campaign is being undertaken through advertisements on local radio, newspapers and via social media, and commends this responsible initiative by the retail industry to protect shoppers, staff and colleagues in stores and warehouses, and delivery drivers, to ensure that they have the space they need to stay safe and well during the COVID-19 pandemic.