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Action call over blind workers' factory

Glencraft worker
Glencraft provided work in Aberdeen since 1843

Immediate action is needed to help the future of the workforce of Aberdeen's Glencraft factory for the blind and disabled, a union has said.

The factory, which recently closed with the loss of 51 jobs, has attracted interest from potential buyers.

Liquidators Tenon Recovery have been appealing for help to save the business.

The Community Union has called on the Scottish government and Aberdeen City Council to swiftly aid its future.

The Community Union's Andy Laing said: "The liquidators have shown that there is widespread support in the business community, and our petition has shown a great depth of support in the wider community for Glencraft."

Tenon recently said a number of inquiries had been made about salvaging parts of the business - but they did not want to build up false hopes.

The factory had operated since 1843, but closed earlier this month.

There were tearful scenes as the workers lost their jobs.

The Glencraft board blamed the city council's lack of support for the collapse. However the council argued it had tried everything to help.

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