BP has announced it is to cut 600 jobs in the North Sea.

BP has announced it is to cut 600 jobs in the North Sea.

“This is a truly devastating blow to the individuals and families who rely on the oil and gas industry for their livelihoods.

“Once a thriving sector, it’s heart breaking to see yet more people lose their jobs and this will have an on-going effect on our local communities and Scotland’s economy.

“The SNP said the oil industry would make the whole of Scotland financially secure and even last week, some of them were telling us that there was no crisis in the industry.

“This is not a time to sit back and do nothing, we need the First Minister to step in and come up with a solid contingency plan on how the Scottish Government plan to support these people who have lost their jobs and how they’re going to keep the industry alive through these very bleak times.”