Aberdeen's landmark music shop One Up Records is set to close after more than 30 years in business.
Located on Belmont Street, One Up Records has sat at the heart of Aberdeen's music scene for more than three decades. Founded in 1979, purchases of Clash LPs and Skids singles have given way to alt country in stores and the odd DJ set or two.
Now, though, the shop is to close. One Up Records gave themselves three months to improve their fortunes, following a warning back in October that the shop was struggling.
In a statement earlier today business owners revealed the fight had been in vain, and that One Up will cease trading on January 31st. From a statement on their Facebook page: "It is with deep regret that we have to announce a closing down sale" they wrote. "As you are all aware, recent trading has been very difficult. We cannot express just how much we have appreciated all the support our loyal customers have given over the years".
"And we would like to thank all of our past and present staff for their amazing effort who made One Up what it was, we could not have done it without you. We will continue to trade till January 31st and will keep you updated."
Sad news. Radio personality Jim Gellatly took to Twitter in order to express his sadness: "Very sad news that One Up Records in Aberdeen have confirmed that they are closing down. Gutted as both a customer and former employee."