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Dumfriesshire textile mill sold

The Langholm textile firm Reid and Taylor Ltd has been bought for an undisclosed sum.

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'Devastating blow' to Langholm

People living in Langholm say the news that the last major textiles firm in the town entering administration is a 'devastating blow'. More than 30 staff at Reid and Taylor have been made redundant. The firm which makes high quality fabrics for luxury brands has been operating since 1837.

Administrators O'Hara have confirmed the order book was 'healthy' and the company went into administration because of a lack of investment from the Indian owners. There has already been some interest in buying the business. Councillor Dennis Male said he thought the company was doing well

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