McAlpine ‘disappointed’ by Young’s decision to close Pinneys

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MSP Joan McAlpine has expressed her deep disappointment at the decision by Young’s to close its Pinneys site.


The MSP was informed of the decision via email this afternoon.


The announcement comes  after Young’s decided to consult on the closure back in April.


The Scottish Government has confirmed that it remains committed to securing the best outcome for the site, and is in discussions to find a new buyer.


Commenting, Ms McAlpine said:


“I’m deeply disappointed – but not surprised – by Young’s announcement that they intend to close the Pinneys site in Annan.


“It was clear early on that they didn’t wish to retain any presence at the Pinneys site and were completely focused on the sale of the site.


“This is despite the Scottish Government’s best efforts to convince them to stay through a range of incentives and offers.


“Pinneys has a dedicated workforce – they are highly skilled, motivated and produce food to the absolute highest quality. They deserve better than this.


“I am pleased however that the Scottish Government has reaffirmed its commitment to secure the best outcome for the people of Annan, and to secure a buyer for the site.”