THE closure of Ayr's Wilko store has now been confirmed - with 24 members of staff set to lose their job.

A final day of trading has now been set for the High Street store which is set to close on Sunday, October 8.

It will be the last Wilko store trading in Scotland, after administrators announced dates for the final wave of store closures.

The collapse of the historic retailer is now coming to a close after it tumbled into administration last month after it came under pressure from weak consumer spending and debts to suppliers.

The Ayrshire branch is one of 111 Wilko stores to be closed as part of the final wave of closures by the company's administrators PwC.

Despite this, the Wilko brand will not disappear entirely from the UK high street after The Range agreed to buy Wilko’s brand, website and intellectual property, with plans to sell the acquired brand in its stores.

Wilko was originally founded by James Kemsey Wilkinson in Leicester in 1930 and employed 12,500 workers before its collapse.

Two other Scottish stores - in Hamilton and Livingston - will shut at the close of business on October 5, with the Ayr store the only one in Scotland trading after that date.