Closure of chemicals complex throws Grangemouth into crisis
The Scottish economy was in crisis last night after part of the vital Grangemouth chemicals complex was closed down, plunging the future of thousands of workers and the rest of the site into doubt.
After a bitter industrial dispute in recent weeks, owners Ineos announced that it would appoint liquidators at the petrochemicals part of the plant in days, with the loss of 800 jobs.
A further 2,000 workers are thought to be employed by contractors serving the facility, and fears were growing last night that the adjacent oil refinery could soon suffer a similar fate.
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