The Cabinet visit to Inverclyde was a great success, it’s all part of making the Government open and accessible to every community in Scotland. The Cabinet made many visits including Ferguson’s Shipyard, the Greenock Ocean Terminal, James Watt Dock and the Rainbow Nursery.
There was also a sold out public discussion with a Q&A held in Greenock Town Hall as part of the tour.
John Swinney MSP announced the creation of one hundred shipbuilding jobs, plus 125 jobs safeguarded thanks to a £1 million grant. Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited (FMEL) has received a Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grant from Scottish Enterprise, which will help to boost jobs on the site from 150 FTE to 250 FTE. Deputy First Minister John Swinney will visited the site over a year after a Scottish Government taskforce helped to find a buyer for the company and save it from administration.