set to cut jobs in Scotland ahead of the
nation's impending exit from the
Alcoholic drinks giant Diageo plans
to cut roughly 100 jobs in Scotland, at
a time when Britain's workforce is
facing uncertainty over the nation's
impending exit from the European Union.
Diageo, the world's largest spirits
maker and home to Johnnie Walker Scotch,
Smirnoff vodka and Tanqueray gin, said
on Thursday that it reviewed its
European bottling plant footprint
following the disposal of its wine
business and subsequent end of wine
It said the review was currently
estimated to impact around 100 roles in
Scotland, towards the end of the year.
"We will now enter a period of
consultation with our employees and
their representatives to discuss this
and all these proposals of the business
in greater detail," a Diageo spokeswoman
The Scottish arm of Britain's GMB union,
which first reported the news on its
website, said workers and unions were
told on Thursday that there would be 70
redundancies at Diageo's Leven bottling
plant in Fife and 35 at its Shieldhall
site, near Glasgow.
Diageo has another European bottling
plant in Italy.
The GMB union, which says it has 639,000
members in various sectors, said it
warned the UK government’s Scottish
Secretary David Mundell earlier this
year about the need for special measures
to protect Scotland's drinks
manufacturing sector amidst the backdrop
of Brexit uncertainty.
Scotch whisky is one of Britain's
largest food and drink exports.
You will find the current Diageo range of whiskies including the Johnnie Walker
whisky range available from
specialist online whisky retailers such