ONE of Glasgow’s most-enduring music shops has failed to escape the cull stemming from the deal which rescued owner HMV from administration.

Fopp on Byres Road in Glasgow’s west end is one of three stores in Scotland which will close after HMV was acquired from administrators by Canadian firm Sunrise Records and Entertainment.

The HMV stores in Ayr and Braehead are also among the 27 stores which have been earmarked for closure. Administrators at KMPG said the closures will result in 455 job losses.

Sunrise, which has been owned by Doug Putman since 2014, has acquired 100 HMV stores out of administration, securing nearly 1,500 jobs in the process.

Ten stores in Scotland have been saved, including eight outlets trading as HMV and just two as Fopp – the Union Street branch in Glasgow and the Fopp outlet on Edinburgh’s Rose Street. The HMV stores to have survived are in Aberdeen, Dundee, East Kilbride, Inverness, Livingston, Stirling, Glasgow’s Argyle Street and Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal shopping centre.

The deal marks the second time HMV has emerged from administration, with previous owner Hilco Capital snapping it up following its first failure in 2013.