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Rocket ranges taskforce to meet

The first meeting of a special taskforce trying to save 125 jobs at rocket test ranges on the Western Isles is due to be held.

Defence contractor QinetiQ runs the sites on South Uist and Benbecula and also St Kilda on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Downsizing of staff numbers are part of plans aimed at saving about £50m.

Public bodies, including local authority Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, are on the taskforce.

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