A Scots construction firm has gone into receivership as a result of increasingly difficult trading conditions.
Dundee-based WH Brown Construction has been operating in Tayside and Fife for the last 40 years, but on Monday it announced that the company had ceased trading.
Derek Hyslop and Colin Dempster of accountancy firm Ernst & Young have been appointed as joint receivers of the company and its subsidiary firm Bronco Timber Products at the request of its directors.
The move is expected to result in the loss of 130 jobs.
Administrators for the firm, based at Dundee's West Pitkerro Industrial Estate, said employees would be supported with advice on employment opportunities and benefit claim forms.
The company dealt with a variety of projects in the industrial and retail sectors and was also involved in both private and social housing as well as restoration work.
Over the years they have developed properties for housing associations throughout the region.
They were also involved in the refurbishment of the world famous Royal and Ancient clubhouse in St Andrews.
MSP for Dundee east Shona Robison said: "This is hugely disappointing for the city and for the workers involved. Brown Construction has been a leading firm in the construction sector locally for decades and many of these workers are highly-skilled and experienced tradesmen with valuable skills in the traditional trades. Their skills are highly valuable and we can ill afford to lose them.
Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee West MSP added: "We will want to have an urgent meeting with the new management to ensure that all that can be done is being done to assist the employees and give them support through this difficult time. We need to ensure that they are given all the advice, help and support they need to find new jobs or retraining if that is appropriate."