Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife Willie Rennie MSP has urged the Scottish Government and Fife Council to do all that they can to assist workers of Longannet Power station.
Mr Rennie said:
"The closure of this iconic plant marks the transition from the old to the new forms of energy generation. As the MP for Longannet I worked to secure green investment for the plant to extend its life. I know this will be a poignant moment for local people who have lived in the shadow of the plant. For the workers, it be an anxious time even though they knew this day would come. The Government and Council must do all they can for the workers, there must be an efficient and effective clean up of the site ready for new business and jobs and governments must work together to fill the energy gap that will be created by this closure."