As you know, we're all about the #PerthLoveFest all year round here at SCBP but on 4th July, People 1st will encourage the whole nation to come out in agreement for Indpendents' Day.
Some of our local Indies are joining in by offering special events or discounts on the day and you can keep an eye on what's coming up by visiting the events sections here.
To join in and to celebrate, Perth City Centre Management will crown the Best Independent Shop AND the Best Independent Food & Drink provider.
The popular competition is now in its third year and Perth & Kinross Council City Centre Manager, Leigh Brown, said, “Last year over a thousand votes were cast in the City of Perth Independent Business Competition, testament to the variety and quality of independent shopping and dining on offer in Perth. Our independent retailers make our city unique and so attractive to locals and visitors alike. They deserve to be celebrated, and I’m sure this year’s competition will prove very popular.”
Click over to our One Big Question section here to get a good look at all the businesses taking part!
OR, if you know who you're voting for, click on the links to go straight to the page! You can cast one vote each and every day between now and 30th June.
Paper voting slips
Voters can collect and hand completed vote slips via and of the businesses above. Voters can also hand them in to reception staff at the Council offices of Pullar House or The Atrium in Perth, or post them to the City Centre Team at Pullar House.
The full addresses for anyone returning their paper voting slips to Council offices are:
These paper votes will be added to online votes cast here on Small City and over on the Perth City website.
The Phoenix Firewalk has teamed up with Perth and Kinross Council to organise a charity firewalking event in the city centre on October 28th 2017. We've caught up with event organiser, Barry Collins, to find out more about how to get involved and how he became a master firewalking trainer!