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Jobs lost as shipyard enters administration

Date Added: 28/08/2013  

Dozens of workers at Buckie Shipyard on the Moray Firth have been told they are being made redundant as a result of the site going into administration.

Some 68 members of staff of the 74 employees at the shipyard have already been let go, with the administrators looking for interested parties to come in and buy the business.

Iain Fraser of RSM Tenon explained that administration was the only remaining option for the organisation, despite the hard work of its directors and all of the workers at the site.

"It is therefore with great regret that 68 jobs have been made redundant with immediate effect, with six being retained in the short term to assist with the winding down process," he was quoted as saying by BBC News, adding: "We will liaise with relevant organisations to provide staff with as much support as possible with the redundancy process."

John Cowe, chairman of Moray Council's economic development and infrastructure committee, stated that it is devastating news for the dozens of employees who are losing their jobs.

He revealed that the council will do all that it can to support the staff affected by the administration of Buckie Shipyard, adding he hopes the administrators will be able to resolve the situation promptly. Mr Cowe also noted that the harbour has "great potential in the renewables industry" and this could be an avenue to explore further for anyone interested in buying the firm.

"Moray Council has been and will continue to work with interested parties and partners to help Buckie to realise its full potential," he added.

Earlier this month, hundreds of workers at textiles company Montgomery Tomlinson were told they are losing their jobs. Overall, 150 members of staff at its Bretton warehouse near Broughton were made redundant with immediate effect and a further 384 staff at 123 concessions including Debenhams and House of Fraser will lose their jobs as well.

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