United Kingdom
Scotland; South Western Scotland; North Lanarkshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Arts / Entertainment
Sport, Amusement And Recreation
Sports Activities And Amusement And Recreation Activities
93.21 - Activities of amusement parks and theme parks

165 - 170 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 April 2020
Employment effect (start)
23 April 2020
Foreseen end date


M&D (Leisure) Ltd, the Scotland-based theme park operator has entered administration and on 23 April 2020, it made 165 of its 170 employees redundant with immediate effect. A statement by the company said that after several financially challenging years, the Covid-19 epidemic and the cancellation of the summer season have made the business untenable. The administrators added that it was impossible to sell the company and promised that they would work with the Scottish authorities to support the people who had lost their jobs.

M&D Leisure operates ‘Scotland’s Theme Park’, which opened in Motherwell, near Glasgow in 1996. The park contains rollercoasters, water and fairground rides, an arcade, an indoor tropical house and a theatre.



Eurofound (2020), M&D Leisure , Bankruptcy in United Kingdom, factsheet number 100562, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100562.