Council Leader concerned for Grantown on Spey Jobs

Leader of The Highland Council, Councillor Margaret Davidson has expressed her grave concern about the future of jobs at Grantown on Spey smokehouse following recent news of employer Young's Seafood.

Councillor Davidson said:

“I was very disappointed to hear the news of the potential job losses at Grantown where the Smokehouse is a well-established and important local employer.

“This comes on top of a local firm recently going into liquidation. The loss of 24 jobs in Grantown on top of the earlier 30 jobs lost in May this year will clearly have a direct impact on the community and economy of Badenoch and Spey.

“The Council will work with its partners to support those affected through the Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) Initiative and also seek to secure a sustainable future use for the premises.”

Councillor Jaci Douglas for the Badenoch and Strathspey Ward who lives in Grantown added: "This is challenging news for Grantown however, it is still an excellent location and community for commerce. We are very much open for business and there is a good, settled workforce in the town."
10 Jul 2015
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