Highlands and Islands Regional MSP Donald Cameron and Sgir’ Uige Agus Ceann A Tuath Nan Loch Councillor Raghnall Friseal have joined forces to back the ‘Action for Arnish’ campaign, following SSE’s decision to award Seagreen contracts to firms with manufacturing sites in China and the UAE.
Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron said:
“It is extremely disappointing that BiFab’s high-skilled workforce in Arnish have been overlooked by SSE in the contract process for the £3 billion Seagreen development.
“Ministers need to get round a table with local workers and other stakeholders to determine what can be done to actively promote our high-skilled manufacturing workforce on Lewis.”
Cllr Raghnall Friseal said:
“It has only been a few years since jobs at Arnish were saved, but this news is a slap in the face for local workers.
“I am committed to working with those involved at the Arnish site, the Scottish Government and others to identify ways of supporting our local workforce.”