The UK Serious Fraud Office has opened an investigation into GFG Alliance and its dealings with Greensill.
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Mr Erskine, Scottish Labour Candidate for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch for the Scottish parliamentary elections in May, said the Lochaber smelter is vital to the Highlands and should be at the heart of any green economic recovery to the region as the country emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Community council secretary Russell Leaper said some of those attending the online event were expecting to be given details of an Environmental Impact Assessment [EIA] as part of the process.
Caol and Mallaig councillor Ben Thompson said the news must be very worrying for staff and contractors and said he hoped GFG management was doing its utmost to reassure those who depend on the company.
Subject to approvals and any further impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Alvance aims to commence the new development works in 2021 and target full operation by 2024.
‘But whatever we do is probably something people would rather sooner do without and I accept that,’ admitted Lochaber smelter boss, Brian King.
The once tranquil plateau could end up a vast industrialised complex larger than the city of Dundee, according to the John Muir Trust
John Hutchison, acting chairman of Kilmallie Community Council, said members were ‘slightly in the dark’ over the Alvance proposals.
The news comes almost four years to the day that GFG announced it had bought the smelter and accompanying hydro-electric scheme plus another hydro plant at Kinlochleven, together with 114,000 acres of estate lands, in a £330M deal from Rio Tinto Aluminium.