A prominent shop in Largs Main Street has announced that it has closed with immediate effect due to spiralling costs.

The Treasured Shop - which also has premises in Gourock and Kilmacolm - have all shut down.

It is the latest blow to the Main Street with the neighbouring M&Co closing just a few weeks ago. The premises is still looking for a new owner.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Sad news - Treasured has closed with immediate effectSad news - Treasured has closed with immediate effect (Image: Treasured)

In a heartfelt message posted on their Facebook page, the shop owners revealed that they were "broken hearted".

It reads: "In 2014 I opened the doors to Treasured in Gourock, over the past eight plus years you’ve seen Treasured grow into three great shops Gourock, Largs & Kilmacolm, we went digital and expanded into a warehouse through Covid and 12 Treasured Gems joined my journey.

"Although we have achieved all of this, we have not been immune to the challenges of ever increasing and spiralling costs.

"This, along with low consumer spending, means that sadly we are in a position that we can no longer continue to trade.

"This means with immediate effect my small business, Treasured Gourock, Largs and Kilmacolm is closed.

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"I have done everything in my power to prevent this happening, but unfortunately we are now in the hands of our administrators.

"If you have made an order online these orders will be fulfilled and any click & collect orders will be posted if we have your details, alternatively I will contact you to request them over the weekend.

"If you have vouchers, these can still be used online until Sunday 28th May and I will personally fulfil your orders.

"I would like to thank my amazing customers and suppliers from the bottom of my broken heart for your continued support of Treasured.

"My Treasured Gems and I are so very sorry that we find ourselves a victim of this incredibly tough economy.

"I hope you will join me in wishing my Gems every success with finding work and wishing them much happiness."