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Scottish Hydro Store Closing

Scottish Hydro closing

Two weeks ago Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) announced that they planned to close their 37 remaining Hydro Electric stores, including ours in Tiree.

The Hydro store has been operating from their premises in Scarinish for many years and will be a big loss to our community, including the loss of a job. The press release from SSE stated that all shops were expected to close by the 15th of May and we received confirmation that the Tiree branch will be closed as of the 2nd of May.

SSE director of domestic retail Stephen Forbes said changing shopping habits and more customer choice meant the shops have been loss-making for a number of years. He said: “Customers’ shopping habits have changed considerably since these shops were first opened with more and more people shopping online, especially for larger electrical items. We know some of these shops have been on local high streets for a long time so we did not take this decision lightly but footfall and sales have reduced considerably and there is, unfortunately, no realistic prospect of that long-term trend reversing.”

Macleods To Cash-up For Last Time In 2013

For the past thirty-eight years we have worked to serve the community of Tiree, but now we have decided to close our doors and enjoy our retirement.

Our business has been on the market for the past two years and while we’ve had some strong interest, the economic climate has made it hard for us to find a suitable successor. We propose to close the shop on Saturday 24th October 2013 unless the business is sold before then.

While it has been a difficult and emotional decision to retire, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers for their support through our long and fulfilling career.

Ian & Fiona MacLeod

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