Scottish Barbour site to close

Posted on 11 Jan 2008 by The Manufacturer

J Barbour & Sons has announced the imminent closure of its knitwear and weaving plant in the Scottish Borders, which will result in the loss of 46 jobs.

The Tweedbank site near Galashiels sought voluntary redundancies last year when plans were made to reduce operations at the plant – plans which the company had hoped to be temporary. But having engaged in “lengthy discussions and negotiations” with the union Unite, the decision has been reached to close the plant completely.

The closure is due to take place on the 31 January 2008.