4 December 2013

Buckie Shipyard Move Welcomed

SNP representatives in Banffshire have welcomed Macduff Shipyard’s purchase of part of the former Buckie Shipyard, which had recently gone into administration.

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson said:

“The purchase of part of the Buckie Shipyard site is very welcome and looks to bring shipyard work back to the site. The vitality of the harbour is there to see with the level of interest that the site generated.

“With prospects of multi-billion renewables investment in The Moray Firth, Buckie Harbour has a major role to play.”

Moray MP Angus Robertson said:

“This is good news for Buckie that a quick turnaround of a major part of the former Buckie Shipyard has happened with Macduff Shipyard speaking very positively about the future prospects of their business and for the Buckie site.

“There is obviously still more work to be done by The Moray Council, which owns a significant part of the former yard and I know this is being actively marketed. This investment shows confidence in Buckie and, in particular, the commercial potential of the harbour for the future.”

SNP Councillor in Buckie, Gordon McDonald, who chairs both the Buckie Harbour Advisory Committee and the Buckie Regeneration Group, said:

“I am pleased to see the southern part of the shipyard being deployed and I hope that there will be local jobs created as result of this venture.I have already been in communication with Macduff Shipyards and hope to meet with them soon to discuss their future plans in Buckie.”

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