Future of Car Dealership Hangs in the Balance

One of the biggest car dealerships in the South of Scotland and Cumbria is facing closure with the potential of more than 200 jobs at risk.

Dumfries-based Border Cars said it was in talks with up to three potential buyers.

However, reports indicate a number of staff have already received redundancy notices.




One of the area’s most well-known, family-owned vehicle dealerships, Border Cars, has been trading in the region for over 42 years.

In regards to recent speculation surrounding the company, Border Cars maintains an ongoing business relationship with their funders and are currently in talks with two or three potential buyers in order to try and save as many jobs as possible.

Mike Fusco, Owner of Border Cars “In recent years, despite the challenging market conditions, both management and staff have worked tirelessly to maintain a profitable business. However, with ongoing rising costs, and the tough retail climate for the industry, it is with the greatest of reluctance that we are unable to continue trading. We would like to thank all those employees past and present, who made the business what it was. We would also like to extend our warm appreciation to our many customers who have supported us so loyally. To the present group of staff we extend our utmost gratitude.”

They have launched a closing down sale at all of the company’s dealerships operating throughout Dumfries and Galloway, Cumbria and Ayrshire. With huge discounts available on all vehicles.