Around 50 workers are to lose their jobs at the BiFab yard on Lewis as a contract ends.

The fabrication yard at Arnish secured work to build piles for wind farms earlier this year.

The contract is now coming to an end, with no further work currently available.

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Canadian firm DF Barnes acquired BiFab's yards - at Arnish and Burntisland and Methil in Fife - last year in a Scottish Government-backed rescue package, amid fears they would close for good.

A DF Barnes spokesman said: "DF Barnes has been successful in securing new work for BiFab and, with the support of our great workforce, has brought jobs back to Arnish and Methil.

"We are very confident that more will follow."

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BiFab builds large-scale equipment for the offshore oil and gas industry, as well as platforms for offshore wind turbines and tidal generators.

It was rescued from the brink of administration by the Scottish Government in a £25m agreement in 2018 before being purchased by Canadian firm DF Barnes last April, although hundreds of jobs were shed.