HMV in Ayr will close, it is announced, despite the music chain being saved by a Canadian firm.

The store in Ayr Central Shopping Centre is one of 27 stores across the country that will shut down, along with the one in Braehead Shopping Centre.

Canadian firm Sunrise Records bought over HMV which has been in administration since December 28 last year - this was the second time in six years it entered into administration.

Sunrise Records has been able to keep 100 stores open meaning 1487 jobs have been saved, but 457 people will now face redundancy from the remaining stores that will close.

HMV’s offcial Twitter page posted today their sorrow at losing employees as a result of the takeover. They tweeted: “HMV is built on the passion of our colleagues. We are sorry to have to say goodbye to some amazing people today. Thank you for your hard work and dedication over the years. We will miss you.”

One of the chain’s administrators, Will Wright, partner at KPMG, said: “We are pleased to confirm this sale which, after a complex process, secures the continued trading of the majority of the business.

"Our immediate concern is now to support those employees that have unfortunately been made redundant."