The site, run by Diageo will shut by the end of 2011, costing the local economy around 700 jobs, according to an announcement made to devastated employees at the site this morning.
Along with the
Meanwhile there will be £86million invested in their Fife packaging plant and £3million pumped into Shieldhall packaging plant in
Bryan Donaghey, Managing Director of Diageo Scotland, said: “These decisions have been extremely difficult to take. We have only reached them after an exhaustive review of all the possible alternatives.
"I am sorry for the impact this announcement will have on our employees and their families in Kilmarnock and Glasgow and the difficulty this will cause in Kilmarnock where we are a major employer."
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