Staff at a Borders engineering firm that are facing redundancy are being offered support by the Scottish Government.
79 workers were told to go home from work earlier this week, after Border Precision Engineering went into liquidation.
An event is being held for them in the Tait Hall in Kelso on Tuesday (7th July) between 1pm-4pm, where they can find out more about their options and support available to them.
SNP MSP for South Scotland, Paul Wheelhouse says:
Calum Kerr has responded to the news that Borders Precision Engineering, in Kelso, has gone into liquidation.
Up to 80 staff have lost their jobs following the collapse of the company.
The MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk said the closure was a 'big blow' to the region.
An engineering firm in the Scottish Borders has been saved from administration after a management buyout.
Borders Precision Engineering has been bought out by twenty local investors who have committed a six-figure sum to keep the company in business, and 80 jobs have now been saved.
The Kelso firm was founded in 1976 and produces medical instruments and parts for the military.
Several employees were laid off when the company entered administration in January.