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Disappointment at Travis Perkins closure

Councillor calls for efforts to secure the supply chain in the Far North


I am deeply disappointed that Travis Perkins have confirmed the closure of their Thurso site. It is a huge blow to local economy and it will undoubtedly affect numerous local traders.


TP has an excellent local reputation, not only for their staff and service, but for the contributions to local community activities.


COVID-19 is hitting business hard retrofitting sites for social distancing appears to have proven to be too financial prohibitive. It appears that underlying business appears to be profitable and we must look at any opportunity to sustain a builders merchant in the area.