The collapse of the UK’s “last” freezer manufacturer will have an “awful” effect on local employment, the firm’s provisional liquidator has said.
New owners are being sought for Icetech Freezers in Castletown, near Thurso.
Most of its 70 staff were made redundant on Monday and the company was put into provisional liquidation the next day.
David Hunter, of chartered accountants Campbell Dallas, said the small Castletown community could be hit hard.
He told BBC Radio Scotland: “Our first job is to find out if there is a buyer for this business.
“If we are not able to sell, it will be pretty awful for the little town of Castletown. It would be badly affected as Icetech is a very large employer in the area.”