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.”