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Fresh bid launched to save Glasgow McVitie's factory from closure

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Victoria biscuit works in Tollcross, which is famous for producing the McVitie's brand of biscuits, by the end of 2022. More than 450 people stand to lose their job if the closure goes ahead.Originally founded in Edinburgh as far back as 1830, McVitie's was purchased by United Biscuits in 1948 and was eventually bought over by the Turkish confectionary conglomerate Yildiz - of which Pladis is a UK subsidiary.

Finance secretary Kate Forbes met again with trade unions and Glasgow City Council to review the business case put forward by the company to identify potential alternatives to site closure and has written to Pladis’ outlining proposals.

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