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Lorry firm plan Lockerbie move

Section:  Dumfries and West, Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Moffat  | Tags:

A MAJOR transport company is set to relocate to Lockerbie — according to a council report.

Currie Solutions, previously Currie European, are preparing to move their extensive fleet from Dumfries to a site just outside Lockerbie, it has been revealed.

The plan has been revealed in an ‘economic climate’ report by Dumfries and Galloway Council’s head of economic development, Jan Falconer.

Her report, which will go before councillors next week, says that the firm’s move will be part of James Jones’ expansion project.

In 2016 Currie Solutions announced they were looking to relocate to a more ‘suitable site’ within the region.

Speaking then, owner Tom Barrie said: “Over time our head office site has become surrounded by housing and the location, 24 miles from the M74 at Gretna when travelling south and 12 miles from the M74 at Lockerbie when travelling north, is now a significant drain on company profit margins. In these challenging times it is important for us to run the business as efficiently as possible.”

Pleased at the prospect of the firm coming to Lockerbie, Annandale North councillor Adam Wilson yesterday said: “It is great news for Lockerbie and the wider mid Annandale area to have Curries developing their business operations in the area.

“It is also important for the region that Curries are remaining here and highlighting the importance of having a proactive attitude to retaining business here in Dumfries and Galloway.

“It is important than any investment is secured to maintain and develop our transport links that are of strategic importance to our local economy.”

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