Jobs lost as Lanark shoe shop shuts

Stead & Simpson shop front'High Street'Lanark'16/11/12
Stead & Simpson shop front'High Street'Lanark'16/11/12

BEING made redundant against your wishes is extremely painful at any time, but for it to happen in the run-up to Christmas is the stuff of nightmares.

And that’s exactly what happened to six employees when Lanark High Street shop Stead and Simpson closed its doors for the final time on Friday after around a century of trading in the Royal Burgh.

The husband of a female shop worker who’d been employed there for 16 years revealed that his partner was “gutted” to be losing her job.

“What has happened is a real shame,” he said. “My wife is very angry at the closure, as the shop has been part of the community for over 100 years.

For more on this, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.