Scotland’s only major theme park has been resuscitated out of administration by what appears to be a new generation of the park’s former owner’s family.
Long billed as “Scotland’s Theme Park,” M&D’s in Motherwell announced in April that it would be closing permanently due to financial troubles. But this week the newly constituted M&D has confirmed that they plan to open the doors again fully but with ‘some modifications’.
In a public announcement, the park said: “We are working within the physical distancing guidelines as outlined by the Scottish Government, as well as introducing additional hand sanitising stations located throughout the park and Amazonia and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.”
Meanwhile at the site itself, cafe Guiseppe’s has already re-opened under social-distancing restrictions.
The news of M&D’s comeback is not without its controversy; its closure three months ago hit hard, especially for its former employees.
The Daily Record has reported that documents filed with Companies House suggest that the newly formed company, which styles itself “Lochview Theme Park (Scotland),” comprise two directors, Marc and Matthew Taylor (aged 46 and 35, respectively), who clearly share the last name of the previous proprietor.
Despite the revelation, one point remains clear; M&D’s will be back in action, as will at least a hundred new jobs for the town. Extensive work is underway in getting the attraction back up and running. A statement posted on the M&D Facebook page said that a new management team was “working hard behind the scenes to be able to reopen…when restrictions have been lifted.”