Galashiels facility calls it a day

A Galashiels-based distribution company is closing its facility as a result of the impact of Covid-19.

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 11:10 am
Menzies Distribution, Tweedbank.

Menzies Distribution, which delivers newspapers and magazines, is to close its Tweedside Park operation at Tweedbank.

The UK company, which was established in 1833, operates from more than 60 locations nationwide.

A company spokesperson said: “Menzies Distribution prides itself on its newstrade wholesale and delivery services throughout the Borders and beyond. We regularly examine our operation to ensure we provide the most efficient operating model, protecting the long-term viability of the newstrade supply chain, offering the best service to publishers and retailers alike and being a responsible employer.

“The unprecedented circumstances presented by Covid-19 have meant that we, like many businesses, are in a position where we are shaping a ‘new normal’.

“It is on that basis that we have taken the decision to relocate operations from our Galashiels branch and we are working to support impacted employees at this time.”