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Workforce At Scottish Shipyard Ferguson Marine Boosted As it Battles to Complete Ferries

8th October 2019
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Scottish Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay has met with new recruits at the re-nationalised Ferguson Marine shipyard on the Clyde Scottish Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay has met with new recruits at the re-nationalised Ferguson Marine shipyard on the Clyde Photo: The Scotsman-twitter

An increase in employment is a pledge at the nationalised Ferguson Marine shipyard which has resulted in 17 new jobs, with a further ten to be recruited, the Scottish Government announced today.

The yard, reports The Scotsman, is in the final legal process of being taken into public ownership, will also see 14 apprentices complete their training this month, who will be taken into the workforce, as it battles to get the construction of two overdue ferries completed.

The future of the Clyde yard was plunged into doubt earlier this year, after a bitter stand-off with publicly-owned ferry firm Cal Mac over construction of two new ships. Costs on the original £97m contract spiralled with neither side prepared to meet the additional bill, resulting in administrators being called in.

To read more on the revived shipyard click the link.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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