A FAMILY-run business in Bridge of Weir has revealed they are selling up after 142 years.

It comes after Gibb Stuart Home Hardware on Torr Road announced the sad news on Monday, October 2.

The much-loved business, which has decided to sell its store in the village, said it has been the "greatest privilege" to be part of the community.

They also are hoping the business will continue to trade as a hardware store - under new management and ownership.

Announcing the news on social media, the store said: "We are very sad to announce that after 142 years of trading in Bridge of Weir, Kilmacolm, and surrounding areas, we have decided to sell our shop Gibb Stuarts in Bridge of Weir.

"It has been our greatest privilege to be part of these communities and to enjoy the support of all our customers and staff over the years.

"It's very much our wish that the business will continue as a hardware store, under new ownership and management.

"Further announcements to follow when information is available.

"For now, it's business as usual."

Punters of the store flocked to the comments of the post to share their sadness of the news.

One said: "Your store has been a huge part of many people's lives - sad, but understandable in this age of the internet. 

"They won't get that customer care though!"

Another said: "So sad - Gibb Stuarts is the community hub, end of an era. 

"The family put their heart and soul into it and I hope the new owners and workers do likewise. Good luck for the future."

While another added: "It is a sad day that a business as wonderful as Gibb Stuart is selling up. 

"Superb staff, superb service, superb range of products."