UP to 400 jobs are at risk at an Amazon warehouse after the retail giant was served with an eviction order.

A row over the lease has led the owners of the Faulds Park distribution centre to seek damages and a judge has now granted an order requiring the firm to vacate the premises.

Amazon insists it is "business as usual".

Gourock councillor, Chris McEleny, said: "Amazon is a major employer in the area so I have asked our relevant department in the council to liaise fully to understand what exactly the intention of the landlord is so that we can best safeguard the hundreds of jobs on the site."

The notice was served by M7 Real Estate in February, giving the firm six months’ notice, complying with common law that a minimum period of 40 days must be given.

Amazon’s lease, which began in August 2014, expired at the beginning of last month.

Lord Ericht, of the Court of Session, has now ruled in the landlord’s favour.

A spokesperson for Amazon said: "It’s business as usual for our customers and associates, and we will be appealing the court's decision."

A spokesperson for landlord M7 declined to comment.

As well as employing around 400 people at the Gourock warehouse, Amazon takes on around 1000 seasonal workers each year at Christmas.

Former Inverclyde provost, Ciano Rebecchi said: "It's a shock and I'm concerned about what's going to happen to the workforce.

"What's the reason it's come to this? "It's very worrying, especially coming up to Christmas.

"Many of the staff have been there a long time."