Glaswegians urged to register £105 gift cards ahead of deadline

The cards were distributed to around 84,000 low income households.

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Glaswegians are being urged to activate gift cards worth £105 to spend in the city if they have not already done so.

It comes ahead of a November 30 deadline for activating the Glasgow Loves Local cards.

Around 91% of 84,000 households in the city eligible for the card have already done so.

The cards were distributed to those on lower incomes to help with the cost of living and to boost businesses in the region.

Glasgow City Council was given almost £9.5m for the project as part of the Scotland Loves Local campaign.

It is being funded by the Scottish Government, with Glasgow being the first local authority to offer the cards to residents.

The cards can only be used for spending at businesses in Glasgow.

Council leader Susan Aitken encouraged those who have not activated their cards to do so.

“The Glasgow Loves Local Gift cards have been a great success so far, helping businesses in the city as they recover from the pandemic and supporting eligible households during the cost of living crisis,” said Aitken.

“Those households who have not yet activated their cards should do so by the end of November.”