Scottish Deer Centre owner criticised after five staff made redundant

The Scottish Deer Centre.The Scottish Deer Centre.
The Scottish Deer Centre. | johnston press
The billionaire owner of the Scottish Deer Centre has been urged to rehire five staff who were made redundant following the coronavirus pandemic.

MSP Willie Rennie has been trying to help the staff but, after multiple attempts to speak to the company failed, he tweeted about the issue and got a response of a refusal to reconsider.

“I have appealed to billionaire tax exile Philip Day to reverse the decision of his company Edinburgh Woollen Mill to make five staff redundant at the Cupar Deer Centre,” Mr Rennie said.

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“I tried for over a week to speak to the company but they only responded when I posted a message on twitter. When I eventually got through they refused to reverse the decision.

“When businesses like the deer centre were told to shut down the government stepped in to by offering to pay most of the wages of their staff. The UK Government even said that anyone made redundant could be taken back on and put on furlough.

“The five redundancies at Cupar could have been reversed without costing Philip Day a single penny. But the Edinburgh Woollen Mill still refused to budge.

“I am appealing to the company to have a change of heart for what all reasonable people would regard as a cruel decision.”