AROUND 25 jobs are on the line after a Selkirk car showroom has gone into administration.

Staff at the Leven Car Company's outlet in the Borders were sent home this morning.

And nobody at the parent company's showrooms in Edinburgh are answering the phones.

One worker, who we agreed not to name, told us: "This has come out of the blue.

"All we know is that we have to stay at home and someone will be in touch to let us know what's happening."

The Kia and Suzuki dealership in Selkirk is understood to employ 24 mechanics, salespeople and office staff.

Local MP John Lamont has expressed his disappointment.

He told us: “This will obviously be a very concerning time for employees and families of those who work for Leven Car Company, especially just coming after the Christmas period.

“This is deeply disappointing news at a time when the town is undergoing significant regeneration and business improvement.

“Any employees with concerns can get in touch with me.

"I will be working with Scottish Borders Council and others to ensure that the necessary support is put in place for those affected by this news.”