Isles MP Angus Brendan MacNeil yesterday (Friday November 17th) visited the Arnish Yard near Stornoway to speak with management and unions about the effect of the ongoing difficulty affecting Burntisland Fabrications (Bi-Fab) which runs the yard.

Angus MacNeil MP said: “There are difficulties with the contracts, we must remember that the work is high-quality, the fundamentals of Bi-Fab are right.  The difficulty is down to contract and cash-flow, we have to make sure that we bridge through this period.

“I am heartened that the First Minister of Scotland has made this a priority and has worked across a variety of companies and across government, working hard trying to find a resolution to these difficulties.

“I had a good and productive meeting today with the GMB Union and also with management at Arnish and we shall keep collaborating to find ways to bring about the situation we want to see at Arnish and Bi-Fab in general.

“Obviously this is a tough time for all concerned with Bi-Fab, and we have to ensure that we have a positive outcome.”