Oil & Gas

Job concerns for Arnish manufacturing yard

Concerns for jobs at the Arnish manufacturing yard in Lewis are growing as the site finishes its last big order amid a slump in oil and gas industry. Yard operator, Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab), continues to chase orders and seek new work in a bid to stave off redundancies. At present, more than 40 personnel are estimated to be working at Arnish. Agency staff, making up about half that figure, are expected to be paid off soon.