Emergency talks continue today over the BiFab crisis with the jobs of hundreds of
worker at risk in Lewis and Fife.
Members of the BiFab workforce rallied at the Scottish Parliament yesterday.
MSP Alasdair Allan met with campaigners at the event.
Dr Allan said: “I was pleased to meet with members of the BiFab workforce outside
Holyrood and offer my support to the workers and families affected, as the Scottish
Government works to assist in finding a sustainable future for these jobs.
“This week, I have been speaking to ministerial colleagues about the situation at
Arnish, and written to the First Minister to emphasise the importance of the yard
to the Isle of Lewis.
“Scotland needs firms like BiFab to thrive if we’re to make the most of our renewable
“It was great to hear the Depute First Minister bang the drum of the BiFab workforce
in Parliament and mention the dignity and resilience they have shown, in what will
be a very stressful time for them and their families.
“John Swinney made clear how seriously the Scottish Government is taking this situation.
“He highlighted that the Government’s fundamental focus just now is on resolving
the contractual issues that have led to this situation, and that they will leave
no stone unturned in securing the future of the firm.
“I will continue to work with my colleagues in the Scottish Government, and would
be more than happy to hear from individual members of the workforce at Arnish if
I can help them in any way.”