Local representatives visit GSK Montrose

GSK staff with Mairi Evans MSP, MP Mike Weir and Montrose site director Les Thomson

GSK staff with Mairi Evans MSP, MP Mike Weir and Montrose site director Les Thomson

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Two Angus politicians have visited GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Montrose site to meet with its staff and learn more about the company’s recent investment in the facility.

Angus MP Mike Weir and North Angus and Mearns MSP Mairi Evans visited GSK Montrose and met site director Les Thomson and his team to hear about the firm’s pledge to pump £110 million into the plant.

GSK announced in July that the Angus site would be receiving the funds as part of a £275 million investment into three of its UK sites.

Mr Weir and Ms Evans had a tour of the new manufacturing facility and discussed issues facing the Montrose facility and the GSK group.

Mr Weir said: “It was good to again visit GSK and see how they are continuing to invest in Montrose.

“The new facility is very impressive and demonstrates the commitment that the company has to the facility, which remains a major employer, not only in Montrose, but in the wider Angus economy.”

Mairi Evans added: “The Scottish Government have been very supportive of GSK over the years and it is very heartening to see the company investing in the Montrose facility.

“Montrose forms part of a multinational network of manufacturing ingredients that operates in conjunction with facilities in Europe, North America and the Far East, making it an important part of GSK’s plans for the future.”