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Staff let go as Muirfield Contracts closes

A Dundee building firm that went into administration is being wound down at the cost of hundreds of jobs, the BBC has reported.

Muirfield Contracts called in the administrators earlier this week after sending staff home amid “unsustainable” cash flow issues.

Administrators Campbell Dallas LLP have made 258 staff redundant and a further 110 previously engaged subcontractors have also lost work.

A core staff of 25 is to be kept on to help wind down the firm’s affairs.

Muirfield, which has offices in Dundee and Aberdeen, had worked on a number of major projects in recent years.

Administrators Derek Forsyth and David Hunter of Campbell Dallas were appointed on Thursday after the firm suspended trading.

They said the company had “effectively ceased trading” before they arrived, and added that they would work with all relevant agencies and trade unions to support the redundant workers.

Business minister Fergus Ewing said the Scottish government had taken “immediate action to provide assistance to any affected employees”.

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