Angus North and Mearns SNP MSP Nigel Don has asked the First Minster to provide support for the 80 employees who lost their jobs last week when Ross & Bonnymann went into liquidation.
During First Minster’s Question Time on Thursday (today) Mr Don highlighted the plight of the workers and asked what support the Scottish Government can provide to ensure the highly skilled workforce find new employment as swiftly as possible.
In response the First Minster said that he shares the concerns of Mr Don, and assured him that the Scottish Government were taking action to support those who had lost their jobs.
The First Minister went on to state that the local PACE team would be holding an event in the Reid Hall in Forfar shortly to help those made redundant.
Commenting Mr Don said: “The closure of Ross & Bonnymann will have a heavy impact on Forfar and the surrounding area.
“I welcome the reassurances from the First Minster that the Scottish Government and its enterprise agencies are taking steps to ensure those who have lost their jobs can find gainful employment as swiftly as possible.
“The workforce employed at the plant are highly skilled and I hope that by working with the local PACE team we can help ensure we keep the skills within the local area.”