Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed steps have been made to consider whether a taskforce should be set up to help the troubled Stoneywood paper mill.
Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald asked if a taskforce would be established like it has been for other struggling businesses during today’s First Minister’s questions.
Sturgeon replied: “I can tell the chamber that the minister for business has already spoken directly with the managing director of the company and the general manager of the Stoneywood Mill and communicated our full support.
“He also spoke to Unite the union this morning.
“Our focus at this stage is on supporting the business to find a new buyer and doing all we can to try to minimise the impact on the workforce.
“In response to the specific question about a taskforce we look at whether that kind of approach is appropriate in all of these circumstances.
“I’ll ask the minister for business to consider that specifically and to discuss directly with Mark McDonald how best to bring all of the key individuals and organisations together here to make sure we have the best possible response.”