MSP Dr Elaine Murray met with bosses from ATH Resources PLC today to discuss the loss of 60 jobs from the Glenmucklock open cast mine near Kirkconnel.
The Dumfriesshire MSP said she'd been reassured the company was doing all it could to find new jobs for the workers.
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