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Ski centre in management buy-out
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Poor snow falls have hit Scotland's ski resorts in recent years
Scotland's oldest ski centre has been taken over in a management buy-out, according to its website.

Liquidators had been appointed for Glencoe Mountain Resort, which took over White Corries when it went into receivership about three years ago.

Along with Scotland's other ski centres, Glencoe has suffered from a lack of consistent seasons because of poor snow falls.

The resort's website said it was open for business.

Invocas were appointed provisional liquidators. It said its primary aim was to safeguard the business.

Generally, we can assist if there is the investment in a business
Charlotte Wright
HIE area director

Charlotte Wright, Highland and Islands Enterprise's area director in Lochaber, said the agency would do whatever it can to help keep the Glencoe centre open.

She said: "Generally, we can assist if there is the investment in a business.

"If there is a new buyer, or there is a kind of rescue situation that the current owners can come up with that involves further investment, then we may be able to assist with that in terms of capital."

Originally known as the White Corries, it became Scotland's first commercial ski area with the construction of an overhead ski lift in 1956.

The resort covers 494 acres on the Meall A'Bhuiridh Massif and has seven lifts and 19 runs.

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