Sad day for Longannet workforce

Commenting on news that Longannet power station is to close, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife Willie Rennie said:

"This is a sad day for Longannet and the dedicated and professional workforce. The power station has kept many lights on in many houses across the country.

"When I represented Longannet in the House of Commons I repeatedly made the case for the station on Carbon Capture and many other issues. I wanted it to be a source of greener energy and was disappointed when the case for that investment was not strong enough.

"The top priority now is for the workforce. Because they are skilled and dedicated I am hopeful for their future but we need to do everything we can to make sure that is the case."

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