1 October 1999

Abattoir in liquidation

LANARKSHIRE abattoir Scottish Border Foods has gone into liquidation. It had a turnover of £14m and employed 54 staff. Trade was mainly in sheep carcasses and the closure has been blamed on a dwindling export trade caused by the strength of sterling. Main creditors include the local auction mart. Receiver Blair Nimmo of KPMG reported 10 serious enquires by Wednesday. Sales details will be sent out at the end of the week. &#42