Seventy-seven staff have lost their jobs at Highland Quality Construction (HQC) after the company was placed into administration, it has been confirmed.
Accounting firm KPMG said the workers were made redundant last week.
Inverness-based HQC, which specialises in road building, had an annual turnover of £20m.
It had been involved in major contracts throughout Scotland, including upgrading the A9 and the M80.
It was understood that the company had been awaiting payment for work on a major road project.
KPMG has been appointed the joint administrator.