A popular Southside chippie has made the difficult decision to close its doors amid the ongoing cost crisis.

Guido’s Fish and Chips shop in Shawlands quietly closed its doors as rising costs and falling foot traffic meant that trading was no longer viable.

Customers took to social media to share how they felt about the shop closing.

One user wrote said that Guido’s was their “chippie of choice” and that the closing was “sad news”.

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Another user wrote: “Was the best chippy in Shawlands. Heartbreaking.”

Others described it as a “great chippy” and that the news of the closure was a “shame”.

The location of Guido’s on 74 Coulstonholm Road has been trading as a fish and chips shop for over 100 years according to the real estate listing on Smith & Clough.

The owner of Guido’s Fish and Chips told The Glasgow Times: “Unfortunately, due to the high rise of bills and high rent we weren’t able to keep up with our costs.

“And we couldn’t ask people for more money regarding the prices so we decided to just give it up, as it wasn’t busy enough.

“We don’t really want to make a big deal, everyone is going through difficult times.

“It’s not been the best past two years.”

He added: “Customers have been nothing but good to us but unfortunately it wasn’t enough for us.

“There’s not much to say, just a massive thanks to our customers and appreciate the support they have given to us.”