South Scotland

Iceland snaps up Dumfries Woolworths store

Woolworths in Dumfries
Image caption The Dumfries Woolworths store closed its doors in January last year

Supermarket firm Iceland has unveiled its plans to open a store on the site of a former Woolworths in south west Scotland.

The Dumfries High Street shop closed its doors in January last year.

A spokeswoman for Iceland confirmed that it had now bought the premises and hoped to start refurbishment work next month.

A provisional target date of December this year has been set for opening the store in the town.

The Woolworths in Dumfries was one of hundreds across the UK which closed after the company went into administration in the face of mounting debts.

Most of them remain shut although a number have been reopened as retail businesses or other developments.

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