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25/10/13 09:46

Statement by First Minister Alex Salmond

Future of Grangemouth petrochemicals plant

Commenting this morning on the on-going situation regarding the future of the Grangemouth petrochemicals plant, First Minister Alex Salmond said:

"I would now be very hopeful indeed that there will be a change in position from Ineos and I'm absolutely certain there's a future for chemicals in Grangemouth.

“I believe there will be a change in position today, and that will be a favourable change in position. My reason for saying that is that everybody has been going that extra mile I called for.

“Both sides in this dispute have agreed that Grangemouth can have an outstanding future, and we now need to secure a deal which will deliver that secure future for the workers, their families and everyone associated with the plant.”