Arnold gets another one

Arnold gets another one

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750turbo

5,948 posts

192 months

Tuesday 25th August 2020
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Phunk said:
They’ve laid off 30-40 staff in recruitment, leaving 1 or 2
OUCH!

I normally keep an eye on their careers site, pre virus there could be 100's of jobs, today there are 8, and only 1 in Scotland. Telling times.

StescoG66

1,480 posts

111 months

Monday 19th October 2020
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Drove past AC Bishopbriggs earlier this evening and the Renault/Dacia side is empty. Nothing on forecourt, showrooms empty and in darkness. Closed or rebranding.

That branch has been there for as long as I care to recall. I remember it vaguely as Bishopbriggs Motor Co back when I was a lad - it sold Chryslers back then

Edited by StescoG66 on Tuesday 20th October 06:25

cas20

164 posts

78 months

Monday 19th October 2020
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They ditched Renault/Dacia in Perth, as well as Kia. They have ditched Skoda in Inverness. They seem to have ditched Toyota in Mount Vernon? Not sure if a permanent move.

47p2

1,305 posts

129 months

Monday 19th October 2020
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The Harry Fairbairn Mini showroom in Giffnock will soon be a care home for elderly

Phunk

1,689 posts

139 months

Tuesday 20th October 2020
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47p2 said:
The Harry Fairbairn Mini showroom in Giffnock will soon be a care home for elderly
Harry Fairbairn BMW in Giffnock is also up for sale. The plan is to move them both to a new site in Hillington (or at least it was pre-covid)

S2red

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2,414 posts

159 months

Tuesday 20th October 2020
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StescoG66 said:
Drove past AC Bishopbriggs earlier this evening and the Renault/Dacia side is empty. Nothing on forecourt, showrooms empty and in darkness. Closed or rebranding.

That branch has been there for as long as I care to recall. I remember it vaguely as Bishopbriggs Motor Co back when I was a lad - it sold Chryslers back then

Edited by StescoG66 on Tuesday 20th October 06:25
That must have been a while ago :-) I remember Chryslers at bottom of Balgrayhill road The garage next to me has been Renault as long as I have been here

r.s.logan

49 posts

38 months

Tuesday 20th October 2020
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Slightly of topic but went in to Evans Halshaw to see about new car and found the person high up in the company and there for well over 20 yrs was no longer there due to Pendragon earlier cutting 1,800 jobs and proposing to close 15 of its dealership sites. Sad times for the motortrade and employees .

yellowbentines

4,591 posts

175 months

Tuesday 20th October 2020
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S2red said:
That must have been a while ago :-) I remember Chryslers at bottom of Balgrayhill road The garage next to me has been Renault as long as I have been here
I grew up in Bishopbriggs, and always remember the AC garage as Renault, though I'm sure it had a petrol forecourt, possibly Burmah?

The garage at the bottom of Balgrayhill Rd at the roundabout (now flats) used to be the Ashfield recovery depot at one point, as a kid I loved walking past and checking out the trucks.

S2red

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2,414 posts

159 months

Tuesday 20th October 2020
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yellowbentines said:
I grew up in Bishopbriggs, and always remember the AC garage as Renault, though I'm sure it had a petrol forecourt, possibly Burmah?
Yes the frontage lends itself to a filling station though there used to be one opposite where retirement flats are

S2red

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2,414 posts

159 months

Tuesday 20th October 2020
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StescoG66 said:
Drove past AC Bishopbriggs earlier this evening and the Renault/Dacia side is empty. Nothing on forecourt, showrooms empty and in darkness. Closed or rebranding.

That branch has been there for as long as I care to recall. I remember it vaguely as Bishopbriggs Motor Co back when I was a lad - it sold Chryslers back then

Edited by StescoG66 on Tuesday 20th October 06:25
Walked past this evening Looks like spotlights on masts

47p2

1,305 posts

129 months

Tuesday 20th October 2020
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Phunk said:
Harry Fairbairn BMW in Giffnock is also up for sale. The plan is to move them both to a new site in Hillington (or at least it was pre-covid)
All the stock looks to have been moved back into the old Mini showroom in Burnfield Road when I passed today, no BMWs on the forecourt now

cas20

164 posts

78 months

Sunday 17th January
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Flear and Thomson have picked up kia in Perth .
Toyota Mount Vernon is no more.
Skoda Inverness is no more with Hawco becoming an authorised repairer.
Lloyd have ditched Honda in Carlise leaving the Kia franchise they picked up after border cars collapse. Stan Palmer have picked up Suzuki.
John Clark have closed Cupar land rover and dropped Seat in Stirling.
Vardy will drop Vauxhall in July with most of their Vauxhall sites becoming car supermarkets

Edited by cas20 on Sunday 17th January 21:01


Edited by cas20 on Sunday 17th January 21:07

mabosh

132 posts

154 months

Wednesday 27th January
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Peter Vardy Vauxhall and empty Arnold Clark units at Seafield in Edinburgh to be demolished and housing built.

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/enviro...

http://seafieldroad.scot/


Edited by mabosh on Wednesday 27th January 12:24

Dimebars

495 posts

62 months

Thursday 28th January
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StescoG66 said:
Drove past AC Bishopbriggs earlier this evening and the Renault/Dacia side is empty. Nothing on forecourt, showrooms empty and in darkness. Closed or rebranding.

That branch has been there for as long as I care to recall. I remember it vaguely as Bishopbriggs Motor Co back when I was a lad - it sold Chryslers back then

Edited by StescoG66 on Tuesday 20th October 06:25
Looks like some refurb work was being done, although when I passed the other day it had a load of vans out front and not the usual used car display

StescoG66

1,480 posts

111 months

Thursday 28th January
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Dimebars said:
Looks like some refurb work was being done, although when I passed the other day it had a load of vans out front and not the usual used car display
Seems to be the case

cas20

164 posts

78 months

Sunday 16th May
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Robins and Day Glasgow appears to have disappeared with Arnold Clark picking up Peugeot at South Street. Not sure about Citreon.

Heidfirst

142 posts

55 months

Sunday 16th May
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StescoG66 said:
Seems to be the case
Bishopbriggs appears to have become a Toyota Professional (commercial vehicles) centre for the West of Scotland.
https://mag.toyota.co.uk/toyota-professional-where...

BillyWhizz888

804 posts

121 months

Sunday 16th May
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cas20 said:
Robins and Day Glasgow appears to have disappeared with Arnold Clark picking up Peugeot at South Street. Not sure about Citreon.
I been transporting all thier cars from there to tbier other dealerships down south. Apparently robins n day have closed all dealerships in Scotland