Commenting on the announced closure of the Carlton Bingo Hall in Dumbarton, local MSP Jackie Baillie said:
“I was saddened to hear that the Carlton Bingo Hall in Dumbarton is to close. I know that this has been a hugely uncertain time for Carlton Bingo – and for hundreds of other businesses in our local community.
“This closure will mean further job loss for local people. Carlton Bingo is not alone in being forced to close its doors for good. Businesses up and down the country are struggling to survive due to the economic crisis that the Covid-19 pandemic has created.
“The Scottish Government must ensure that businesses and employees have long term support beyond the end of the current Job Retention Scheme. Local businesses provide much needed employment and every effort must be made to support and protect them during this time of great uncertainty.”