The cost-of-living crisis sweeping the UK has had a major impact on Glasgow businesses and many were forced to close due to rising inflation, soaring energy costs, increasing food prices and most recently, the crash of the pound.

Businesses struggled over two years of lockdown measures and the economic crises sadly drove many to shut their doors for good.


Here is a list of the 11 businesses which closed for the reasons above and other reasons:


Guido’s Fish and Chips on Coulstonholm Road

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Loyal customers were sad at the closure of this “chippie of choice”.

The owner told The Glasgow Times: “due to the high rise of bills and high rent we weren’t able to keep up with our costs.”

READ MORE: Popular fish and chips shop in Glasgow forced to close amid cost crisis


Outwith Books on Albert Road

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The independent bookstore announced the closure on social media, saying the decision was down to trade being “too uncertain”.

READ MORE: Independent bookshop Outwith Books announces sudden closure in Glasgow


Patisserie Valerie in Glasgow Central Station

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The coffee and pastry shop closed after announcing it didn’t recover “as well as expected” following the pandemic.

READ MORE: Patisserie Valerie to CLOSE in Glasgow Central Station amid 'unprecedented challenges'


Stefano’s Fish and Chips in Drumchapel

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The chippy announced to customers and locals that it would be closing because of the increase in the cost of living, especially rising energy costs.

READ MORE: Glasgow fish and chips shop closes due to rising cost of living


Atelier Candle Company

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This Glasgow-based small business sold candles and wax melts online but was forced to cease trading.

The owner made an announcement on social media describing how the company was “barely breaking even.”

READ MORE: Glasgow-based candle company closes after prices 'rise astronomically'


Scran on Alexandra Parade

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The popular Dennistoun eatery announced on social media that it would close due to the “current climate” with a “truly heavy heart.”

READ MORE: Popular Glasgow restaurant Scran to close in Dennsitoun due to 'current climate'


Co-op on Union Street

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The reason for the closure was not confirmed, but our sister title The Herald previously reported the Co-op Group was to axe around 400 jobs due to tough trading conditions and “rising inflation”.

READ MORE: Co-op on Glasgow's Union Street closes


McVitie’s factory in the East End

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The factory was not a shock closure, but staff were still “sad to see it go.”

The company that owned the factory said it was based on “a comprehensive business analysis.”

READ MORE: Worker at Tollcross McVitie's factory in Glasgow shares photos from final shift

Globe Café on Paisley Road West

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This café announced its closure after “18 wonderful years” and received an outpouring of kind words from its loyal customers.

READ MORE: Glasgow cafe closes after 18 'wonderful' years


McFly’s Chicken in Shawlands

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The popular Southside chicken shop announced its closure on social media and hopes to open a new venture “in due course.”

READ MORE: 'It has been a blast' popular Southside restaurant McFly's Chicken closes


Baffo Pizza on Argyle Street

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Hopefully not the end for the team behind Baffo, the owners hope to open a new venture.

READ MORE: Glasgow restaurant closes after six years of 'perfect memories'