THERE has never been a more important time to support local businesses.
That was the message from Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell and constituency MSP Oliver Mundell as they toured enterprises in the area at the weekend to mark Small Business Saturday.
David Mundell said: "The impact of Covid-19 has had a negative impact on many of our local businesses and the best way to help them come through this is to support them as customers."
Oliver Mundell added: "Small businesses are part of their communities and, knowing their customers so well, are accountable and cater for particular local needs. Using them is an investment in the future."