Commenting on the sudden closure of respected and well established Dunoon construction company Stewart McNee’s with the loss of 58 jobs Argyll and Bute MSP Michael Russell said;
“This news is a considerable blow to Dunoon and Cowal. The loss of so many jobs in this area is devastating and I have already been in touch with the Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing to seek the involvement of the PACE team which advises employees in these very difficult situations.
The Minister, has expressed his concern and asked to be kept informed and he will be looking to see what more can be done.
I have also asked the liquidator and the Minister to see if statutory payments for redundancy can be brought forward as quickly as possible given the sudden nature of the closure which will leave a number of employees with no fall back resources.
It is possible that something can still be salvaged from the business and my office has offered whatever help Brendan O’Hara MP and I can give to both the workforce and the owners”