Jan 18 2013 By Sandy Kilpatrick
Eleven workers face an uncertain future after Blockbuster became the latest high street casualty.
Two full-time and four part-time staff at the Dumfries store and one full-time and four part-timers at Annan fear losing their jobs after administrators were called in on Wednesday.
The DVD and video game rental chain is the third store this year to file for administration, following HMV and Jessops.
Administrators Deloitte are trying to find a buyer and say trading will continue and gift vouchers will be honoured.
The news was met with dismay by Dumfries Retailers Association chairman Rab Smith .
He said: “This is just the tip of the iceberg; more shops will follow.
“There are eight or nine other big chains struggling and they’ll either cut back or go to the wall in the first three months of 2013.”
MP Russell Brown and MSP Elaine Murray are holding crisis talks.
Mr Brown said: “The government cannot just sit back and do nothing as more and more people lose their jobs”.