ANNIESLAND’S MSP has sent his sympathies to employees of the local Mothercare store.

It was announced on Tuesday that there will be a “phased closure” of all of 79 UK stores by administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers.

More than 2,500 jobs have been put at risk.

Bill Kidd MSP said: “Can I take the opportunity to pass on my sympathies to the management and staff in the Mothercare Anniesland store who must feel their lives are in limbo while this process plays out.

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“I have asked Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Business Fair Work and Skills, to be kept informed of any further developments which I will be happy to share with constituents and hope that the staff are also being kept fully up to speed of both any new developments and their employment rights by the trade unions and representative bodies involved.”

Joint administrator Zelf Hussain said: "It's with real regret that we have to implement a phased closure of all UK stores.

"Our focus will be to help employees and keep the stores trading for as long as possible.

"This is a sad moment for a well-known high street name."