A NUMBER of jobs are at risk in Greenock after high street retailer Bonmarché collapsed into administration - just hours after Port Glasgow neighbours Watt Brothers suffered the same fate.

The fashion chain appointed FRP Advisory as administrators today to look for a new buyer, but no redundancies have been announced yet.

The firm says it is comitted to keeping all 318 stores open at the minute, including the West Blackhall Street branch.

Peacocks boss Philip Day took control of the high street retailer earlier this year via his Spectre investment vehicle, however that financial security has now been wiped out.

Chief executive Helen Connolly cited Brexit as a major factor for the move, adding: "It is with deep regret and sadness that we have appointed administrators. Over the last 18 months, trading in our stores and market conditions on the high street have significantly worsened.

"The delay in Brexit has created negativities both in the global markets towards Britain and damaged consumer sentiment and retail footfall."