Workers in the Capital are among thousands set to lose their jobs after the collapse of the one of the UK’s leading parcel delivery companies.
City Link plunged into administration on Christmas Eve, leaving 2700 staff facing job losses.
And 500 of those employees set to go are based in Scotland, where the business has major depots in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Motherwell and Livingston.
The company has faced criticism for revealing it was going into administration on Christmas Day, but City Link boss Jon Moulton said that he was forced to go public after union chiefs warned their members the day before.
He said: “I don’t think anybody has any doubts about the extremely unfortunate effects of an appointment at any time but particularly at Christmas.
“Our choices were really pretty unpleasant and our company was literally insolvent.”
Hunter Kelly, joint administrator to City Link, said: “Despite the best efforts to save City Link Limited, including marketing the company for sale, it could not continue to operate as a going concern and administrators were appointed.”