AYR'S HMV store has been rescued as it announced on Friday, March 1 it will reopen .

It was only weeks ago that the music chain was taken over resulting in several shops across the country closing. But since then, rental renegotiations hake taken place and the store in Ayr Central Shopping Centre has become the 10th store to be saved.

A spokesperson from HMV said: "We are very pleased to confirm that HMV Ayr will reopen. This is the best outcome for our staff and customers and we are delighted to share the good news with all those who have been so supportive over the past weeks.

"There have been a great many messages of support and goodwill received along with calls for stores to reopen, and this support cannot be underestimated. It is very satisfying to be able to once again open our doors and welcome all of our loyal customers back to HMV Ayr Central Shopping Centre .

"Customers can expect our team to be hard at work re-stocking our shelves and putting together the best offers that deliver a great shopping experience for anyone looking to pick up the latest titles or browse our great range of music, films and merchandise and collectables."

All staff that worked in the Ayr store prior to it closing will be reinstated, preventing numerous job losses.

HMV Managing Director, Neil Taylor said: "I am extremely proud of our staff who are the most knowledgeable and committed people you will meet, and so it is extremely gratifying to see this store open again, I greatly appreciate the support of all our customers and the landlord which made reopening this store possible".