Moray SNP News
Richard Lochhead MSP has written to the Chief Executive of New Look seeking an urgent meeting to discuss plans to close its Elgin store next week.
Mr Lochhead has described the store’s closure as a blow to Elgin and to the staff employed at the retail park store.
Moray’s MSP has sought clarity over the reasons for closure after the company stated publicly that it was not their decision to close its Elgin shop and has urged the Chief Executive to consider looking for alternative premises to keep the retailer in the town.
Commenting Mr Lochhead said:
“New Look’s plans to close its store in Elgin is a real blow to the town and especially for the staff who now face an uncertain future. I know that store is popular locally and many of New Look’s loyal customers will be disappointed to see the shop close its doors for good next week.
“I’ve written urgently to the Chief Executive of New Look seeking an urgent meeting so I can better understand the reasons for closure. Given the company have said publicly that it was not their decision to close their Elgin shop I’m keen for New Look to explore whether it’s possible for them to find alternative premises in the town – either at another retail park or back in the town centre where their first shop opened.
“I’m also looking for assurances that New Look will be supporting their staff at this difficult time.
“I hope the company will agree to meet with me in the coming days.”