Supermarkets Suspend Online Orders In Scotland

Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer, has been forced to suspend orders from online shoppers in Scotland due to the harsh winter weather.
The supermarket giant said it could not guarantee orders made via its shopping website Tesco Direct would be delivered to homes in time for Christmas, with more snow and ice bringing the country’s road and rail networks to a halt last week and leaving courier companies with a huge backlog of parcels.
It added that its main priority was to ensure the delivery of items which have already been ordered.
A statement on the Tesco Direct site said: “We apologise for any inconvenience, but unfortunately we are currently unable to take any new orders in Scotland and the Scottish Isles.”
“This is due to the adverse weather conditions causing a build-up of orders. However, if you have already placed an order we will do our very best to deliver your items as soon as possible.”
The wintry weather has also affected Sainsbury deliveries, with the retailer confirming it has “temporarily suspended Standard Delivery for Scotland and some parts of North-East England”.