Six people have lost their jobs after a glass-making business in the Highlands went into liquidation.
North Lands Creative Glass, based in Lybster in Caithness, was started in 1995 to “stimulate the growing interest in the possibilities of glass as an art form and provide cultural activities to the community of Caithness and across Scotland”.
But the firm, which has been operating at a loss for several years, said it was increasingly battling soaring costs alongside a difficulty in recruiting workers in the area.
On Tuesday, Blair Nimmo and Geoff Jacobs from Interpath Advisory were called in as joint liquidators.
Nimmo, chief executive of Interpath Advisory, said: “North Lands Creative Glass is a unique organisation with a well-founded reputation for developing glass and therefore it is extremely disappointing for the company’s many stakeholders, funders and employees that it could not continue to trade viably.”
Jacobs, managing director at Interpath Advisory, added: “Our focus will now be on supporting the employees affected and securing and realising the business and assets of the company, which include freehold property, artwork, furnaces and other equipment.
“Clearly it would be great to see the business continue in some manner and therefore, if any party is interested in acquiring the business and/or its assets, they should contact the joint liquidators as soon as possible.”