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Aberdeen's Glencraft factory set to reopen

Glencraft worker
There were emotional scenes when Glencraft closed in November

An Aberdeen furniture workshop which closed leaving dozens of staff with disabilities out of work, is set to reopen within weeks.

Glencraft closed last year with the loss of 51 jobs.

Oil firm Production Services Network (PSN) recently stepped in and sought Scottish government support to breath new life into the factory.

A lease for the Glencraft premises has now been signed, and it is expected to open soon.

Liquidators RSM Tenon earlier said that Glencraft's debts were just over £3m.

The factory had operated since 1843, but closed in November.

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



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