Search.co.uk has acquired and is merging with Hijobs, the specialist job site for the Scottish highlands.

The acquisition forms a combined site offering 1,500 jobs in Scotland with Search’s 4,000 U.K. jobs and proposes a combined market of 850,000 job-seekers every month.

As well as its traditional hold on the general employment market in the Scottish Highlands, Hijobs.co.uk also hosts a specialist offshore oil and gas portal – PlatformJobs.co.uk.

Search.co.uk lets employers list positions for free then pay for the responses. Currently offering jobs and flights the portal is reported to be looking to add real estate to its offerings in the future.