Jobs hope in shipyard deal

By Ryan CrightonBusiness Editor

Published: 03/12/2013

A north-east firm has struck a deal to buy part of a historic shipyard and offer hope to dozens of people who lost their jobs when it was shut down.

Hopes were high last night some of the 74 people made redundant at the Buckie complex could return to work after Macduff Shipyards announced it was buying assets at the site. The Press and Journal understands workers who lost their jobs in August could now be taken back on.

Business leaders have welcomed the deal, which includes the main fabrication building, plant and machinery and a lease for the launching ramp.

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