Edinburgh Rock firm Ross's of Edinburgh saved from closure
Earlier this year, the firm's owners announced that the business was to close, after more than a century of making sweets in Edinburgh. Graham Ross, great-grandson of the firm's founder had spoken of his hopes that someone would come forward to buy the company, allowing the sweet-making tradition to continue.
Now, news has emerged that Ross's of Edinburgh has been bought by Edinburgh entrepreneur James Anderson. The Edinburgh Evening News newspaper has reported that all twelve jobs at the Ross's premises will be saved. He told reporters about his hopes for the firm's future: 'It’s a very proud moment. This is a very well established company [and] it’s good that the company has been given an opportunity to continue. We’re looking to maintain the business as it was. We’re not looking to invest or hire immediately – we’re going to continue as is at the moment.'
A SWEET TRADITION
Ross's of Edinburgh was founded in the 1880s as James Ross & Son. For four generations, the company has manufactured sweets including Edinburgh Rock, soor plooms, rock sticks and weighed-out sweets. The company is known for its distinctive tartan gift boxes, which are sold in shops and visitor attractions around Edinburgh and across Scotland.
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