Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan will today meet with Scottish Government Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP to discuss the situation at BiFab.

This follows the news that the bid prepared by BiFab, who own the Arnish fabrication yard in the Isle of Lewis, to manufacture jackets for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project has been thrown into doubt.

Alasdair Allan MSP commented:

“The news over the jackets for Neart na Gaoithe is yet more bitter disappointment following BiFab missing out on work for SSE's Seagreen offshore wind farm project last month.

“While it is little surprise to learn today that the Scottish Government, as minority shareholders in BiFab, have now invested as much money in the company as the law will allow, it brings into even sharper focus the predicament which Arnish faces.

“I will be meeting with Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop later on today and will ask her to set out what the options now are for the yard and its workforce, as they deserve to have a future at a time when there is work to be done in Scotland’s growing renewables sector.”

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