Hundreds of jobs are to be lost in Scotland following the news earlier this week that building company Rok has gone into administration.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers, who are acting as administrators for Rok, said that 130 jobs would be lost in Inverness, 74 in Dundee, 70 in East Kilbride, 28 in Elgin, 19 in Thurso and 17 in Fort William.
The building company went into administration after making a loss of £3.8 million in the first half of 2010. Rok currently employs 3,800 people, but the future of those jobs is now in doubt.
Alan Brown, Director of Business Recovery Services at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Scotland, said, "When we announced yesterday's redundancies in East Kilbride, we were in discussions with an interested buyer for the remainder of the PHE business in Scotland and remained hopeful that a deal could be concluded.
"Unfortunately last night, it became apparent that this would not come to fruition.
"As a result of this, and in the absence of any other interested parties, we have regrettably had to take the decision to make the remainder of the PHE workforce redundant.
"We understand the impact of this, particularly in the north east of Scotland, and will be working closely with the employees affected by this decision to ensure they receive the support they need during this difficult time and to assist with their claims for redundancy and other compensatory payments."