The Scotsman Cartoon: Ferguson shipyard closure

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green
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Today’s announcement of the demise of Ferguson Shipbuilders, the last working shipyard on the lower Clyde, is one of the last breaths of an industry that has been on life support for years.

Alex Salmond has offered his condolences and insisted a Scottish Government task force would help those affected and “identify opportunities” for the yard.