Jobs go as shop closes

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Dumfries and Galloway MP Russell Brown and MSP Elaine Murray have expressed disappointing as the local Blockbuster store in Dumfries has permanently shut.

This comes after the administrators confirmed that the national company Blockbuster was ceasing operations.

Mr Brown said: “It is extremely disappointing that no buyer could be found for the company resulting in the store closure. People losing their jobs is awful at any time of year but it is a bitter blow when it is during the Christmas period. I hope those who have lost their jobs are able to find some form of new employment as soon as possible.”

Dr Murray added: “I was sorry to hear of these job loses. The news could not have come at a worse time of year.”