A local politician has called on the owners of Chivas Brothers to recognise the success workers in Paisley have brought to their company.Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North wants owners Pernod Ricard to donate the land of Chivas current headquarters to the people of Paisley.
He said: “Chivas have been based in Paisley since the 1950s and it will be a sad day when the company finally leaves the town altogether.”
Mr Newlands has written to the owners of Chivas asking them to recognise what Paisley has done for their business.
He continued: “The people of Paisley have been critical to the success of Chivas and it’s only right that this is recognised in some way – one way in which this could be done is by donating the land to the town. I have already written to Pernod Ricard to confirm if this can happen. ”
The politician’s comment comes a day after West Dunbartonshire Council’s planning committee approved a new bottling plant in Kilmalid, Dumbarton. The new facility is scheduled for completion by the end of 2019 and will replace the current plant in Paisley.
All permanent employees based in Paisley will be offered new positions at the new plant within three years of the move.
Chivas Brothers currently has 460 full-time employees at Paisley and 600 at Dumbarton.