Galloway Granite continues to trade

GALLOWAY Granite in Sorbie countinues to trade whilst a buyer is sought for the company.

It was announced last month that the company went into liquidation, with the threat of 10 jobs being lost.

Trustee Alison Anderson of Armstrong and Watson Accountants and Financial Advisors said there is hope for the company.

She said: “The company is continuing to trade for the short term as I hope to sell it as a going concern in order to save jobs.

“Any interested parties should contact me directly.”

Galloway Granite was established in 1928 by the Mackenzie family as stonemason firm supplying headstones. Over the years the family-owned business has diversified to supply granite for the construction of bridges, kitchen worktops and monumental sculptures for developments such as Adamson Square, Creetown, and on the 7stanes mountain biking trail in the Galloway Forest Park. Originally based in Newton Stewart, the firm moved to the old creamery at Sorbie in the 1990s after the site in Newton Stewart was sold for retail development.