Seven of its 10 stores have been shut immediately, leading to the loss of 175 jobs. The other stores will keep trading until a buyer is found.
Administrator Iain Fraser from Tenon Recovery in Aberdeen said: “McLeish Brothers quickly captured a niche in the market as a specialist Scottish delicatessen and was on track to achieve its goal of establishing a footprint in most major UK towns and cities. We think the business could appeal to an existing retail entrepreneur or national chain that wants to acquire a strong brand and access to a valuable network of Scottish food suppliers established by the company.”
The stores at Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, Schoolhill in Aberdeen and Whitehall in Dundee are all still trading.