LEADER, November 1, 2019

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Jobs blow at turbine factory

It is devastating news for the Kintyre economy that one of the area’s biggest employers looks set to lose up to 80 per cent of its workforce.

It must be devastating news for all CS Wind UK’s staff, with the uncertainty surrounding jobs made all the worse in the lead up to Christmas.

The company’s next potential order is due for production in 2020, so there is a future for the factory and we are sure the company is doing all it can to secure that future.

Our fingers are crossed that the talks with Argyll and Bute Council, the Scottish and Westminster governments and other organisations are successful in finding a solution to the shortfall in orders.

By chance, the news of redundancies at CS Wind came the same week as Amazon revealed its power purchase agreement with a Kintyre wind farm.

Attempts by the Courier to confirm the location of the wind farm were unsuccessful but, if it comes to fruition, it is to be hoped it will bring jobs to the area.