The biggest theme park in Scotland has entered administration and made more than 150 people redundant, management have confirmed.
M&D’s, near Motherwell, had been running since 1996 and had more than 40 rides and attractions at the Lanarkshire site.
However, the firm which had been forced to pay out more than £1m in compensation following a rollercoaster crash in 2016, have been forced into administration after a difficult financial period.
A spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Leonard Curtis has today placed M&D Leisure Ltd into administration.
“It has been a challenging few years and we have worked really hard to try to diversify and keep the business afloat. Like many leisure businesses, the plans we had for the 2020 season have had to be cancelled due to COVID-19.
“We explored all options to try and safeguard the business and jobs of our colleagues, many of whom are longstanding, however it is with a heavy heart that we are having to make 165 employees redundant.”