Carpetright in Dumbarton is NOT among the 92 stores that are closing with the loss of 300 jobs as part of a restructuring plan.

The struggling retailer, which has 36 outlets in Scotland and 434 shops throughout the UK, said that 11 stores have already stopped trading.

But Carpetright's store at Unit 6 St James Retail Park, Glasgow Road, Dumbarton is NOT among the stores being axed.

Wilf Walsh, Carpetright chief executive, said: "These tough but necessary actions will enable us to address the burden of a legacy UK property estate consisting of too many poorly located stores on unsustainable rents and are essential if we are to restore our profitability and deliver a successful turnaround."

The retailer recently started talks with lenders to ensure it does not breach the terms of its bank loans.

The chain is planning a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) that will allow it to shut the worst-performing stores and ask for rent concessions on another 113 sites.

It is the latest in a long list of businesses to run into trouble Carpetright, which has more than 400 UK shops, has been struggling with underperforming outlets which have made its rental costs harder to shoulder.

The company gave a profit warning at the beginning of March. It added that trading conditions had remained difficult since then, but that it still expected to make only a small underlying pre-tax loss for the year.