One of Aberdeen’s best loved department stores has today opened its doors for the final time.
Later this evening, staff at BHS will bring down the shutters on more than 40 years of history at the Union Street shop, which was once the chain’s biggest UK branch.
Almost half of the remaining 33 workers are understood to have found other jobs, though others face an uncertain future after the business went into administration in April.
One senior staff member, who did not wish to be named, told the Press and Journal on Monday how it was an emotional time for staff and long-term customers alike.
“A lot of our older customers are very upset,” she said – as a handful picked over what remains of the heavily-discounted stock.
“We have had to deal with some crying and all that stuff”.
The closure date for the store – one of the last to remain open – was disclosed to workers last week.
Only one floor of the store remains open, with taped-off escalators and large empty areas telling the story of its imminent demise.
Some items are being sold for as little as 10% of the original price and bargain hunters were out in force over the weekend.