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ref date:12 Aug 1999 (CD)
Clydeside shipbuilding thrown a bone

The 240 compulsory redundancies at the Govan ship yard will not happen, but there will be 97 layoffs.

The yards new owners, GEC/Marconi, who bought the yard from Kvaerner for 2.25 million, will run a very small operation there!

The Clyde used to build most of the worlds large ships, Winston Churchill wanted to machine gun striking Clydeside workers in 1919, now the area may as well be dead. Lack of investment and support from Westminster for the last 50 years has ended this major era of Scottish history.