Local florists not for sale despite billboard sign

040710 Linlithgow high street, flowers by carolyn, wrong sign story.
040710 Linlithgow high street, flowers by carolyn, wrong sign story.

Business is still blooming at a popular Linlithgow florist despite the owners waking up to a ‘To Let’ sign bolted to their property.

Alarm bells were also ringing with customers on Thursday morning as they thought Flowers by Carolyn at 171 High Street was selling up.

Owner Drew Wilson immediately phoned chartered surveyors DM Hall who put up the sign to find out what was going on.

He said: “My wife Carolyn had a half day on Wednesday and came into work yesterday (Thursday) to see a sign up saying the property was for sale.

“The massive sign from DM Hall has been bolted onto our own wooden sign and people have been coming in asking what’s happening. I’m worried it will affect the business. “We don’t want brides losing confidence or thinking we’re selling up. With businesses closing on the High Street, this is the last thing we need.

“We’ve been here for 24 years and we want people to know that we are not for sale, and we are not closing.”

DM Hall reassured Drew the sign would be taken down on Thursday morning and they took full responsibility for the mistake.

A DM Hall spokesperson said: “This was a mix up in the ordering process - the sign was meant to go to a property in Falkirk and the wrong button’s been clicked. As soon as Mr Wilson called us this morning, we immediately organised for it to be taken down. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and we will cover any damages caused. We do appreciate this has been stressful for them and we have acted as quickly as possible.”