The future of the civil engineering company MK Leslie is now in the hands of administrators, it has been revealed.
KPMG has taken control of the 30-year-old company which, until now, has been run by managing director Keith Leslie.
The company is still operating, but is scaling back its work and declining to take on new projects.
The main problems facing the organisation are believed to centre on a reduction in council work, and bad debt owed by other organisations which have gone out of business.
But while ways of keeping the company trading are being sought, doubts remain over the future of its workforce.
Forty people work at the company’s base in the isles, while a further 20 are based in Inverness.