The East Renfrewshire branch of fashion chain M&Co is set to close after the firm plunged into administration for a second time.

A total of 170 stores across the UK will shut, with the loss of almost 2,000 jobs.

The brand, which has a branch in Newton Mearns, has now been bought by AK Retail Holdings but the purchase did not include physical stores, meaning they are set to close by Easter.

A statement confirming the closures was shared on Facebook by several branches of the retailer, which is based in Inchinnan.

It reads: "Unfortunately we haven't received the news we would have hoped for during our administration period, and would like to share this news with you. 

"As we haven't received any funded, deliverable offers that would result in the transfer of the Company's stores or staff to a potential buyer, this means that all of our stores will close. 

"The M&Co 'Brand' has been purchased, but unfortunately this does not include a future for our stores, website or staff. 

"We will trade all of our stores until Easter, and then begin the close down process. We will update you closer to the time, of our actual closing date."