The Scottish Government is being accused of “abandoning” fabrication yards after a contract to build wind turbine parts in Methil was cut back by half.
A contract was signed last year for eight wind turbine “jackets” – which support the overall structures – as part of an offshore wind farm in the Firth of Forth.
The £26.5 million contract was expected to support hundreds of jobs in the Fife yard and at its sister yard in Arnish on the Isle of Lewis.
The Scottish Government now says the contract has been reduced by 50% and is only worth £23m after the yard received a number of defective parts.
Former Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard says he feels the yard is being “abandoned”.

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