More than 240 jobs have been saved after a food firm that went into administration was sold in restructuring deal.
Bakery business Mathiesons, which had 28 shops, called in the administrators on Friday May 25.
On Monday, it was announced that part of the firm, which dates back to 1872, has been sold to Prestige Bakeries Limited, which is a new company created by existing majority shareholder Pemberton Capital.
Mathiesons' headquarters and productions centre in Larbert is included in the deal, along with eight stores - one of which is at the headquarters site.
While the sale safeguards more than 240 jobs, there will be 84 redundancies as the administrator said there was no option but to close the 20 stores that remain unsold.
Blair Nimmo, joint administrator and head of restructuring for KPMG in Scotland, said: "The early sale of the business is a positive outcome from what has been a difficult period for the company and its staff.
"The business was in a severe degree of distress but the deal represents the best outcome for the company's creditors.
"We wish Prestige Bakeries Limited and the retained staff every success for the future."
As well as its stores, Mathiesons sold its products to a number of major supermarket chains.
The brand dates back to 1872, although the company had been formed after Mathiesons Bakeries Limited went into administration in 2010.
The eight stores that will remain trading are the one at the company's Larbert headquarters, together with the shops in Camelon, Cow Wynd in Falkirk, Denny, Elgin, La Porte Precinct in Grangemouth, Gretna and The Gyle in Edinburgh.
The stores that are closing include four in Edinburgh - those in Ferry Road, Montagu Terrace, Oxgangs Broadway and Boswall Parkway.
Also affected are shops in South Street and Dean Road in Bo'ness, Stenhousemuir, Bathgate, Stirling, Kirkintilloch, Callendar Square in Falkirk, Dunblane, Armadale, Charlotte Dundas Court in Grangemouth, Kilsyth, Liberton, Mayfield, Lennoxtown, Colvilles Park in East Kilbride and Kilmacolm.