CLYDEBANK town centre could be benefitting from a share of £2 million to help recover from the economic impact of coronavirus.

The Towns and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) Resilience and Recovery Fund is open to local authorities as well as community and development trusts, chambers of commerce and town centre partnerships.

The Scottish Government fund aims to support with digital marketing and virtual high streets, advertising jobs and volunteering opportunities, and proving guides, maps and signs to support physical distancing.

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Gil Paterson, Clydebank’s MSP, said: “These are welcomed funds to ensure people can be as safe as possible when getting to our town centres as we continue lifting lockdown measures.

“These have been difficult times for the country and the high street is going to need as much support as possible as it opens back up for business.

“This funding will support the implementation of new measures for town centres, addressing immediate concerns and assisting in the recovery and renewal of local communities.

“I know we all look forward to returning to our town centres and being able to feel safe when we do so.”