Macaskills Haulage staff made redundant

Blair Nimmo and Tony Friar of KPMG were appointed joint provisional liquidators of Macaskill Haulage Limited this week at the request of the company’s director.

Acquired by the current owner in 2001, MacAskill Haulage Ltd is a long established business which has four depots across Scotland. Operating mainly in the North of Scotland and the Western Isles the company specialised in transporting refrigerated goods, flat and low-loader work and waste transport among others.

At the time of the liquidation appointment all 44 of the company’s employees were made redundant with immediate effect, however, a few members of staff will stay to assist the Joint Provisional Liquidators in the short term.

The four affected sites are:

Isle of Lewis: Stornoway HQ (Caberfeidh Road, Stornoway, HS1 2SE)

Inverness depot (Dalcross Industrial estate, Inverness, IV2 7XB)

Uist depot (“The Big Shed”, Loch Carnan, Uist)

Blantyre depot, (21 Whistleberry Industrial Estate, Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, ML3 0ED)

Blair Nimmo, joint provisional liquidator and head of restructuring for KPMG in Scotland said: “Macaskill Haulage Limited was a well-known and long-standing business which has suffered from the ongoing effects of the current economic climate. The Company has been reliant upon financial support from its director, however, recent trading losses and associated cash flow pressures have become unsustainable. Unfortunately on appointment there was no option but for the Company to cease trading and, regrettably, 44 employees were made redundant. We are now considering how best to realise the company’s assets.

Parties who wish to express an interest in the business and/or assets should contact Peter Burnett on 0141 226 5511 or in writing at:

KPMG

191 West George Street

Glasgow

G2 2LJ