Companies affected by the collapse of McGill have been scrambling to prevent damage from the resulting fallout.
Supermarkets and local councils are among those making contingency plans following Friday’s news the troubled firm was entering administration.
Alongside work in construction, the doomed firm – based at Dryburgh Industrial Estate – had facility management deals with several local employers.
It is understood it was responsible for the facilities management for a number of public buildings, including maintaining offices, schools, libraries and swimming pools for local authorities.
Among those now on the back foot are Perth and Kinross and Angus councils.
Neither authority could be drawn on which management services were carried out on which buildings by McGill.
A spokeswoman for Perth and Kinross Council said: “We can confirm the council contracted work to McGill and that we are currently putting alternative arrangements into place.”
An Angus Council spokesman said: “We had certain contractual arrangements with McGill and are currently looking at the implications of Friday’s announcement.”
Supermarket giant Morrisons also held contracts with McGill.
The duties, valued at £400,000 per year according to McGill’s now-defunct website, included maintaining shop interiors and carrying out car park maintenance at 11 of the chain’s stores in Scotland.
Morrisons declined to comment when approached by the Tele.
Other bodies which contracted McGill include NHS Tayside and chemists Lloyds Pharmacy.
Workers left in the lurch last week have been offered the chance to meet with employment experts at an upcoming event at the Apex this Thursday.
The Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (Pace) event, from 12-5pm, has been organised by the local group, run by Skills Development Scotland (SDS).
An SDS spokesman said: “Those attending will be able to meet potential employers, get one-to-one support and advice from Pace advisers, find out about job search support and identify opportunities for learning and training.
For more details visit redundancyscotland.co.uk.