SHOPPERS are being encouraged to embrace local businesses in the Pewsey Vale area in the run up to Christmas.

Every time people shop in a range of local stores between November 18 and December 2, they can enter a free prize draw organised by the Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership.

Prizes include a limited edition print from contemporary art gallery, McNeil Gallery in Pewsey and a meal for two people including a bottle of house wine at The Seven Stars Inn, in Bottlesford.

Small Business Saturday, on December 3, celebrates shopping locally and supporting grass roots companies run by people in the area.