The owners of a Helensburgh restaurant have said goodbye to their customers as they announce the business’ permanent closure.

Kerr and Nicola of chippy The Wee Kelpie wrote on social media to let their customers know that they would not be able to reopen the shop due to unfixable troubles with the shops floor.

The restaurant has been closed since October 2021 after the floor gave way due to subsidence and locals have been waiting to hear news of its reopening ever since.

Kerr and Nicola said: “It is with great disappointment that we have to let you all know that The Wee Kelpie will not be reopening.

“As you know on 9th October 2021 the floor fell away from the shop and we had to close due to subsidence.

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“Unfortunately, we are a leased premises and there has been no progress to solve the building problems and allow us to reopen.

“We would like to thank all of our wonderful customers who have supported us over the past 12 years or so and helped us to win many awards along the way.

“We hope you all appreciate that too much time has now passed for us continue in limbo.

“We wish you all well and thank you again for your support over the years.”

The restaurant opened in 2011 where it received rave reviews from customers and won multiple awards.

Notably, in 2018 the shop was crowned the best takeaway in Scotland at the Scottish Entertainment and Hospitality Awards.