22 June, 2020 – Two months after M&Ds Scotland’s Theme Park announced that it was going into administration due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the park has confirmed it has been saved. A statement on their website says, “We are delighted to announce that Scotland’s Theme Park has been bought out of administration and has new management in place.”
The park has been taken over by a new company called Lochview Theme Park (Scotland), which is run by the previous directors – Lillian Connelly, Marc Taylor, and Matthew Taylor, of M&D Amusements Ltd, the company that went into administration. It is unclear of the 165 staff made redundant in April will be reemployed in the new company.
The statement does not give an opening date, citing, “In line with Scottish Government guidelines, we are working hard behind the scenes to be able to reopen Scotland’s Theme Park as well as Devil’s Island Adventure Golf, and Amazonia when restrictions have been lifted.”
The Scottish Government has yet to confirm when Covid-19 restrictions will be relaxed for theme parks, although it is expected to be in mid-July. Social distancing measures, yet to be announced, will be in place when the park, which has 40 attractions, reopens.
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