Clothing company Russell Europe is to close a distribution centre in the UK as part of a global review of its operations, according to local reports.

The company, previously known as Russell Athletic, is reported to be planning to close its plant in Bathgate, Scotland in the next 12-18 months, but will keep open another Scottish facility in Livingston.

Part of the Fruit of the Loom company owned by private equity group Berkshire Hathaway, Russell is known for its sportswear and workwear, including the Jerzees brand.

It is understood that 60 jobs will be lost through the closure, with activities transferred to other company facilities in Europe.

Russell Europe failed to respond to requests for comment on the reports.