Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant has welcomed the agreement lifting the
threat of administration from Bi-Fab.
She also praised the workers for their tenacity throughout the crisis.
Last week Mrs Grant met some of the hundreds of workers who descended on the Scottish
Parliament in the fight to save their jobs and safeguard the future of BiFab.
Mrs Grant said Labour had called for the Scottish Government to ensure Burntisland
Fabrications remained operational by backing current contracts and existing work.
“Workers and their families needed guarantees about the future of their jobs, especially
in the run-up to Christmas, and so this deal was very welcome indeed,” said Mrs Grant.
“Renewables are a key priority for Scotland’s economy and this company is one of
the key companies supporting green energy.
“BiFab is also one of the largest private employers in the Western Isles, with over
150 people directly employed. Because of this, issues with BiFab disproportionately
affect the local community in Lewis, just as much as the job losses in Fife, if not
“Last week the cabinet secretary acknowledged the government was working closely
with Scottish Enterprise, but failed to mention Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
“I had to press him on this issue as, once again, the Scottish Government are only
focussing on the issues in and around the Central Belt, and not taking the islands