Leader comments on UBC collapse

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Responding to last week’s news that UBC Group has now ceased trading with the loss of 90 jobs in the Western Isles, Angus Campbell, Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar said:

“Clearly this is a devastating blow for the employees and their families and for the wider economy of the Western Isles. The Comhairle is playing an active role in the PACE (Partnership Action for Continuing Employment) initiative that has now been implemented. I would strongly urge the Administrators to save what they can of the business. The Comhairle is in ongoing discussions with the administrators with specific regard to Harris House.”

Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil said: “This is a huge body blow for the islands economy. We hope that government agencies will help those affected at this difficult time.”