South Scotland

Game Group administration sees 17 Scottish stores shut

Game Group
Image caption Sites throughout Scotland have been closed immediately after the group entered administration

A total of 17 Scottish stores have been closed - affecting 132 staff - after video game retailer Game Group went into administration.

Prior to the announcement Game employed more than 400 people in Scotland.

The Scottish sites to close include four in Glasgow and two in Edinburgh.

The other stores affected are in Cumbernauld, Dumbarton, Dundee, East Kilbride, Falkirk, Galashiels, Gretna, Glenrothes, Inverness, Perth and Stirling.

The four Glasgow closures are at Hamleys, at Buchanan Galleries and two on Sauchiehall Street.

The two in Edinburgh are at Princes Street and Ocean Terminal.

In total more than 2,000 staff are being made redundant across the UK and Ireland with 277 shops closing.

The remaining 333 stores will stay open as administrators seek a buyer.

Administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said they were working closely with the employees affected to ensure they received the support they needed at a "difficult time".

They said a number of parties had expressed an interest in buying "part or all of the business and assets of the group".

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