Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Gibson calls for action on Dornoch abattoir

News release
immediate release

Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson has called on HIE to help attract buyers for the Scotch Premier abattoir in Dornoch. Mr Gibson made the call following news of the imminent closure of the site which would see the loss of 29 jobs.

Mr Gibson has written to HIE asking for their help to identify ways that the abattoir can be kept open. He has also contacted rural affairs Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochead to raises his concerns over the closure.

Mr Gibson said that that the abattoir is a vital component for the North Economy.....

"The abattoir is very important. The staff are highly trained and motivated and the site should be viewed as an attractive investment for a new owner. i hope that HIE will act quickly to try and bring in new owners."

"I am shocked by the news the impact of 29 job losses in the Dornoch area will be harshly felt. I hope that a concerted campaign can be started to keep the site in use. to let is close would severely dent the local economy as well the wider
farming community."

"The meat which comes from around Dornoch and the wider Highlands is of the utmost quality a new owner is needed so that this quality is not lost.


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