A SCOTTISH tree surgery firm has gone bust with a number of jobs lost.

Royal Oak Tree Services, located in Arbroath, was established in 2019 and employed a team of seven staff.

As arborists and tree surgery specialists, the core of the business was forestry work but the firm also had a £1 million contract with Amey for grass verge cutting according to administrators from advisory firm Quantuma.

But in March 2024, pressure from creditors led to the business having to close immediately, with all roles at the business now redundant.

Quantuma managing director and joint liquidator Craig Morrison said: “It is deeply regrettable that Royal Oak Tree Services has been forced to cease trading, due to a series of challenging circumstances.

"A combination of cashflow related challenges has seen the business unable to continue. As joint liquidators, our immediate priorities have been to provide appropriate support to those whose jobs have been affected.”