John Finnie MSP has today called on Scottish Government Ministers and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to step in to protect jobs in Dingwall.
Following the announcement that the Dingwall site of the Edinburgh Salmon Company could be closed, Mr Finnie wrote to Scottish Government Ministers and HIE to ensure that all available steps are taken by both to assist Edinburgh Salmon Company and its workers in finding suitable buyers to prevent closure of the site and a loss of jobs.
Commenting Mr Finnie said:
“This is desperately disappointing news from the Edinburgh Salmon Company, and will come as a blow to all those workers on site. I have sought assurances that the Scottish Government and HIE will make every possible effort to assist the Edinburgh Salmon Company in finding a buyer for the site and provide full assistance to the workforce as need.
“I fervently hope that a solution can be found to safeguard the jobs at the site, which is a significant employer for Dingwall.”