Rumours over closure of store

Rumours are rife in the town that the Poundstretcher store on the High Street is set to close by Christmas.

The Hawick News contacted the shop this week but a staff member refused to comment on the possible closure saying: “I can’t comment. We have not been told anything. I don’t know what’s happening.”

Asked if he was looking for another job, he added: “I can’t comment about that either. You would need to speak to someone else.”

Despite attempting to contact Poundstretcher’s head office on a number provided by the Hawick store, the Hawick News could not make contact.