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Campbeltown economic summit

Published: 05 Nov 2019 17:10
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Economy

Future employment opportunities to be discussed.

An economic forum is being held in Campbeltown to explore economic development opportunities following the announcement of possible redundancies at two of the town’s biggest employers.
 
The forum will provide the opportunity for the Scottish Government to meet with Argyll & Bute Council, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, trades unions and local employers to pool resources and try to identify any scope to work collaboratively to regenerate the local economy.

The summit will be held in November.  
 
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said: 

“It has been a devastating period for workers and their families who have either been made redundant already or have the threat of redundancy hanging over them.

“Campbeltown Creamery and CS Wind UK provide a substantial portion of the Campbeltown area’s high skilled jobs, and are a vital part of the local economy. In response to the potential job losses and expected impact. These will have on the local area, we have called an emergency economic summit to explore the challenges facing the local community and try to identify any potential opportunities.

“In the meantime the Scottish Government continues to work with CS Wind UK to do all we can to support the company to secure future work for the site.”