Outdoor retailer to close its doors in Mallaig

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Mallaig outdoor equipment and clothing retailer Wayoutwest will close its doors on May 1 next year after 17 years of trading.

Owners Fiona and Michael Baker have expressed their gratitude to all their staff over the years, the community and everyone near and far who have shopped at The Boat House-based store for their friendship, loyalty and custom.

In a joint statement the couple added: ‘We would also like to sincerely thank all local businesses, hotels and accommodation providers for their support and for all the times they’ve recommended visitors to drop in to Wayoutwest. We wish them all the best for the future during these challenging times.’

The couple went on to encourage anyone living in or visiting the area to support other local businesses during what they described as ‘difficult days ahead for Mallaig High Street’.

‘We’ve had the best time, but it’s time for a new adventure,’ they added.

A 50 per cent off everything sale will take place on the following dates in the run up to the closure. Friday November 20 to Saturday November 28; Saturday December 19 to Thursday December 24; Monday December 28 to Thursday December 31 and Saturday March 27 to Saturday May 1.