The Helensburgh branch of M&Co faces an uncertain future as the store owners remain tight-lipped over plans reopen selected branches.

The organisation, which shut down all its UK shops - including the Helensburgh branch - in spring, said its hopes to reopen 50 stores across the country across the next two years.

When asked by the Advertiser whether the Helensburgh store is part of the plan, M&Co bosses were unable to confirm its future, but they did not rule out the possibility of the branch’s revival.

A spokesperson said: “Our stores are currently closed at the moment however please keep an eye for confirmed locations when our stores do open again.”

M&Co is not understood to have confirmed any locations as part of their plan but have claimed that the project will be going ahead.

The plans will be made possible thanks to AK Retail, which acquired the brand in February 2023. Thanks to this move M&Co was able to continue its services online.

AK Retail are the owners of UK based brands Yours Clothing, BadRhino, Long Tall Sally and Pixiegirl.

Andrew Killingsworth, the brand’s chief executive, said: “We are truly excited about this acquisition and the opportunity to restore the M&Co brand.

“M&Co has an incredible heritage and a loyal customer following, and our goal is to honour that legacy by providing an unparalleled shopping experience while preserving the brand’s identity.

“Our focus is on delivering quality, trend-led and affordable products to our valued customers, as well as providing exceptional service and an enjoyable shopping experience both online and offline.

“We are confident that our revitalisation efforts will make M&Co a go-to destination once again.”

M&Co went into administration in December 2022 and was forced to close all 170 shops - with the last branches shutting down in April 2023.

The company had previously fallen into administration in 2020 but was saved from collapse by its previous owners, the McGeoch family.