Motorhome owners due £800k as local firm goes bust

St Andrews Motorhomes
St Andrews Motorhomes

An estimated 60 motorhome owners are owed around £800,000 by a local trader which went bust and is being probed by police.

St Andrews Motorhomes was put into liquidation last week after 25 years in business.

The sudden closure left those who handed over vehicles to director Christine Galloway fearing they could be left thousands of pounds out of pocket.

However, liquidator Claire Middlebrook has offered assurance that she will try to recover substantial sums for everyone involved.

Ms Middlebrook said: “I’m acutely aware of the anger felt by every owner at the actions of Christine Galloway’s company.

“I strongly advise creditors they should hold off any legal action and allow me as liquidator to recover as much as possible of the value of their motorhomes.

“I will very quickly assess the company’s remaining assets and it is then my legal responsibility to refund everyone to the highest possible value.”

Clients had handed over motorhomes in brokerage deals, allowing the firm based near Cupar to sell them on their behalf. Some said they were told their vehicles, worth upwards of £20,000, had been sold but they were yet to be paid.

Police said they were investigating a complaint of financial irregularity.

Ms Middlebrook said owners will be given a chance to take part in the insolvency process.

More than 20 motorhomes awaiting sale remain at the salesroom yard, on the B940 road to Pitscottie, and Ms Middlebrook said their owners will soon be able to collect them.