Jo Swinson MP paid a visit to Huntershill Village yesterday to find out how local businesses are faring in the difficult economic climate.
Huntershill Village is home to 37 small businesses, including the Thomas Muir Coffee Shop, Annie & Alice Quality Knitwear and Carillion Construction. Despite hard times in the global economy, the Village is doing well, providing a place where small businesses can get started or to which larger businesses can move if they have to downsize.
The site’s owners hope Huntershill Village could be a draw for tourists in the area, particularly through its association with local history. Thomas Muir Coffee Shop pays tribute to the 18th century political reformer and radical republican who was born and lived in Huntershill.
Commenting, Ms Swinson said:
“At a time when we’ve become accustomed to hearing bad news about the economy, it is a pleasure to see so many dynamic and innovative businesses operating out of Huntershill Village. Everyone here is clearly working hard to weather the storm and I am hopeful that their hard work will pay off.”
General Manager of the site Jimmy Watson commented:
“It was good to meet Jo on her recent visit to Huntershill Village. It’s encouraging that our local MP has a keen interest in small businesses and wants to be of assistance.”