HMV’s administrators have announced that they are to close 11 Scottish stores, as the music retail giant sees its future under the control of by insolvency firm Deloitte.
The move will see a total of 930 staff across the UK lose their jobs as 66 of its 220 branches close. This follows 190 job losses in the company’s head office and distribution network last week.
The Scottish stores which are earmarked to close are: Dumfries, Falkirk, Kirkcaldy, three in Glasgow – Fort, Silverburn and Braehead – and all five Edinburgh stores – Fort, Gyle, Ocean Terminal, Princes Street and St James Centre.
Ten branches will remain open for the time being, in Stirling, Inverness, Livingston, East Kilbride, Ayr, Dundee, Perth, Aberdeen, and the two Glasgow branches on Argyle and Sauchiehall Street.
The three Scottish Fopps – two in Glasgow, one in Edinburgh – continue to trade, though their future remains unclear.