Davey: Grangemouth community 'avoided major blow'

Energy Secretary Ed Davey has hailed an agreement to save the Grangemouth chemical plant and said it showed the Coalition's "commitment to Scotland".

This is a very positive result.

Grangemouth is important to the Scottish economy, the UK economy and most importantly to the local economy where 800 jobs have been saved and the local community has avoided a major blow.

We can now look forward to a future of growth at Grangemouth.

Many people in the UK and Scottish Governments have worked hard to make this happen, a clear sign of our commitment to Scotland, its economy and its people.

– Energy Secretary Ed Davey

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Grangemouth: Unite rep resigns

Stevie Deans, the Unite union official at the centre of the Grangemouth dispute, has resigned from his job at the plant, its owner Ineos has confirmed.