Diageo 'to cut over 100 Scottish jobs due to Brexit'

Some production is moving to Italy and the US, GMB union said. Credit: PA

Drinks giant Diageo is to cut more than 100 jobs across its Scottish operations linked to concerns over Brexit, according to the GMB union.

Workers were warned of redundancies and told that some spirits production will be moved to plants in Italy and the United States, the union said.

A total of 70 redundancies will be made at Diageo's Leven plant in Fife and a further 35 its Shieldhall site, near Glasgow.

Diegeo owns numerous spirits brands including Smirnoff, Johnny Walker, Captain Morgan and Baileys.

A spokesman for the firm confirmed it was consulting staff over redundancies but denied that the proposed job losses were linked to Brexit.