Town’s Blockbuster to remain open

THE ARBROATH Blockbuster store has been given a stay of execution and will remain open despite the retailer entering administration.

It was announced last week that the DVD rental chain was in financial trouble and administrators Deloitte were appointed.

It was then confirmed that 129 stores, including 23 in Scotland were to be closed.

However, the Arbroath outlet on Fisheracre is to remain open and trading for the time being.

The firm’s trading difficulties have been blamed on digital competition and people downloading films and games online.