RP Adam closure puts 48 jobs at risk

One of Selkirk's big employers - RP Adam (Arpal Group) - has announced it is planning to close, with the potential loss of 48 jobs.

The 130-year-old family firm was bought by American firm Ecolab in 2017.

A consultation with staff will now begin on the proposed closure. The employer is promising to explore ways to "reduce or mitigate the effects of any redundancies".

Commenting on the closure, Borders MP John Lamont described the loss of the company as 'deeply disappointing.'

The company manufacture and supply cleaning and disinfection products for the business sector.