EIGHT jobs are on the line after it was announced that a Saltcoats shop would be shutting down.

The Original Factory Shop in the town’s Windmill Street is housed in the former Indoor Market and is one of the newer additions to the high street.

But the shop will close early next year after a dispute with the landlord.

The Herald understands that Factory Shop bosses were trying to negotiate a lower rate of rent but the owner decided to serve notice on them, meaning the store will close towards the end of January.

TOFS said that they were looking to remain in the area but did not disclose any potential sites for a move within North Ayrshire and said that they were proud to be a part of the community.

A spokesperson for The Original Factory Shop said: “It’s a great disappointment to have been served notice on this store. We tried really hard to come to a suitable agreement with the landlord; especially as this is a store that has been performing well and where we are proud to play an integral part in the community.”

The Herald contacted the landlord on several occasions but did not receive a reply.