Dozens of staff are set to be made redundant after a crane hire firm collapsed into administration.
Whyte Crane Services has ceased trading after failing to address a deteriorating financial position since the start of the year.
The company, which had offices in Aberdeen and Grangemouth, began trading in 2019 after taking over from the previous Whyte Crane Hire when it went into administration and operated a fleet of around 30 vehicles.
Around 38 staff are expected to lose their jobs as a result of the administration procedure.
Geoff Jacobs, managing director at insolvency practitioner Interpath Advisory, said: “Since our appointment, our focus has been to provide support to the workforce through the redundancy process, as well as safeguarding the company’s plant and equipment and arranging for the safe return of financed cranes to the appropriate providers.
“In the days ahead, we will also be seeking to market the company’s website, its well-known name and customer book, together with realising all other assets.
“We would encourage any interested parties to come forward as soon as possible.”