Commenting on the news that administrators have been appointed to ten Arjowiggins Group UK subsidiaries, including the site of the Stoneywood mill in Dyce where 301 jobs have been lost, local MP Richard Thomson said:
“This is devastating news for the workforce and the whole team at the Stoneywood Mill.
“The mill has a proud history and makes specialist papers with a quality that is hard to match anywhere else. However, it’s clear current trading conditions, not least the recent sudden rises in the cost of energy and raw materials, have pushed the business into its present difficulties.
“Together with local MSP Jackie Dunbar I’m looking to hold an urgent meeting with the administrators to see what further might be done to help those who have been lost their jobs, and to discuss the options for preserving papermaking on the site with the aim of retaining as many jobs as possible.”