M&D's Scotland theme park goes into administration making 165 people redundant

Scotland’s largest theme park has closed for good.

Scotland’s largest theme park has fallen into administration with 165 members of staff losing their jobs.

Bosses at M&D’s theme park “temporarily” laid off staff last month due to the impact of the coroanvirus on Scottish businesses.

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But as of today 165 people have lost their jobs as the family-run business goes into administration.

M&D, the country’s largest theme park of its kind, filed for administration today.

M&D (Leisure) ltd, who operate “Scotland's Theme Park” and the Alona Hotel in Strathclyde Park, took the decision to lay off staff, many of whom had been working with the company for years.

The theme park, which was opened back in the 90s, had more than 40 attractions including a glow-in-the-dark bowling alley, four rollercoasters and water rides.

Hundreds of staff were employed from across Central Scotland.

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A spokesman for M&D’s Scotland’s Theme Park, said: “We can confirm that Leonard Curtis has today placed M&D Leisure Ltd into administration.

“It has been a challenging few years and we have worked really hard to try to diversify and keep the business afloat. Like many leisure businesses, the plans we had for the 2020 season have had to be cancelled due to COVID-19.

“We explored all options to try and safeguard the business and jobs of our colleagues, many of whom are longstanding, however it is with a heavy heart that we are having to make 165 employees redundant.”

The future of the themepark and hotel is currently unknown at this point.