A shoe retailer in Hamilton has announced its closure after more than 60 years.

Crichton Shoes - which is located on Campbell Lane in the town - took to social media to reveal it will be shutting its doors at the end of July.

In the post, the store claimed the 'continuing decline of the town centre' has had a 'huge impact' on its business.

Announcing the sad news, the shop said its last day of trading will take place on Friday, July 26.

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A spokesperson for the store said: "It is with great sadness to announce that after over 60 years in business, we will be closing our doors for the final time at the end of July.

"The continuing decline of the town centre has had a huge impact on all small businesses, with Crichton being the latest.

"I would like to thank all of our loyal customers who have supported us over the years, as well as all the fantastic staff we have had, we would never have been around as long without them.

"Our last day will be July 26 and we will have some great bargains to be had in our final sale.

"Online sales will continue until all stock is sold."

Locals flocked to the post to share their sadness at the news.

One said: "I am so sorry to hear your news.

"Wishing you all the best for the future."

A second added: "Absolutely gutted - my go-to.

"Although completely understandable in the present climate. Thank you for the service and the great chats."

While a third chimed: "Such sad news - wishing all staff the very best for the future."

Meanwhile, another said: "Very sad. Went there for my school shoes, my children’s shoes, and many pairs of beautiful boots and leather slippers over many years."