Staff conduct probed as Red Cross shop re-opens

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Lochgilphead’s British Red Cross shop has re-opened amid investigations  into the conduct of a staff member.

The Lochnell Street charity shop closed for around three weeks in May, with the charity offering little by way of explanation at the time as to why the doors had been locked.

In response to questions by the Argyllshire Advertiser, a British Red Cross spokesman this week gave more detail on the reason for the closure.

He said: ‘We confirm an investigation is taking place into the conduct of a member of staff. As the process is ongoing, we are not able to comment further at this stage.

‘Our staff and volunteers are very important to us and our disciplinary processes ensure all employees are treated fairly, taking individual circumstances into account.

‘We offer our apologies to our loyal customers for the disruption during this time. Our shop in Lochgilphead is open and will return to normal opening hours as soon as possible.’