Fears have been raised over hundreds of Scottish jobs after footwear chain Brantano confirmed it has gone into administration.
The company operates 140 shops and 60 counters throughout the UK, including around 20 shops in Scotland.
Around 2000 staff were notified of the decision on Thursday.
Joint administrator Pricewaterhousecoopers (PwC) say Brantano has been hit hard by the change in consumers’ shopping habits and the changing retail environment.
Brantano has two shops in Glasgow as well as shops in Inverness, Elgin, Inverurie, Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, Glenrothes, Edinburgh, Linlithgow, Lanark, Wishaw, Coatbridge, Paisley, Clydebank, Irvine, Kilmarnock, Ayr and Dumfries.
Brantano was bought by Alteri Investors in October 2015.
A statement uploaded to the company website said: “Anthony Steven Barrell, Michael John Andrew Jervis and Robert Jonathan Hunt were appointed as Joint Administrators of Brantano (UK) Limited on 21 January 2016 to manage its affairs, business and property as its agents and without personal liability.
“Anthony Steven Barrell, Michael John Andrew Jervis and Robert Jonathan Hunt are licensed in the United Kingdom to act as insolvency practitioners by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
“The Joint Administrators are Data Controllers of personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP will act as Data Processor on their instructions. Personal data will be kept secure and processed only for matters relating to the Administration.
“At Brantano we specialise in quality shoes for all the family, offering a fantastic range of ladies shoes and men’s shoes. You’ll also find an incredible selection of men’s and ladies boots too. Our kids’ shoes collection is home to a fantastic selection of school shoes, trainers, boots and more, so you can find everything you need in one place. We stock an extensive range of the latest footwear styles from all your favourite brands including Clarks, Skechers and Hush Puppies. With a selection of bags and accessories available too, you’ll be spoilt for choice.”