There will be no reprieve for the axed Aulds bakery store in Dumbarton, it has been confirmed.

The High Street store closed with the loss of three jobs on August 20.

More than 100 jobs have been lost in Aulds stores across Scotland since the group appointed joint liquidators in the face of what it called “unsustainable” losses.

RSM Restructuring Advisory were appointed to the group’s retail arm, Thomas Auld & Sons Limited, in early August, and formally closed that business on Tuesday, September 4.

In a statement last week, Aulds announced that as part of its turnaround plan, it will retain eight high street stores across the west of Scotland – but Dumbarton’s is not among them.

A total of 75 jobs will be saved as a result in the eight remaining shops and within the administration and distribution teams who are based at the company’s Greenock headquarters.

The business announced at the start of August that its retail division would be placed into liquidation after a sustained drop in financial performance and increasing ingredient, distribution and wage costs over several years.

It said it was consulting with 180 employees over the future of 26 stores and its head office retail team.

Staff in eight stores – in Glasgow, Greenock, Paisley, Gourock, Johnstone and Largs – and within the HQ admin and distribution team, will be offered new jobs as part of a new retail arm of the group.

Alan Marr, managing director of Aulds, who is a fourth-generation descendent of founder Thomas Auld, said: "We deeply regret the jobs lost and do not underestimate the impact that will have on the individuals involved and their families. 

“We only embarked on this course of action after exhausting every other possibility, but we were simply unable to sustain the losses being made by the retail business.

“We’re extremely pleased that we’ve been able to preserve 75 roles as part of this process and keep the Aulds brand on the high street. 

“The response and support from our customers has been very encouraging and we’d like to thank them for their loyalty during a difficult period for our business.”