Three show Hall’s interest

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THREE potential new owners are now interested in bidding for the closure-threatened Hall’s meat processing plant in Broxburn, Finance Secretary John Swinney has revealed.

Dutch owners Vion last week turned down an offer from the Scottish Government and West Lothian Council to buy the factory, which employs 1700 people, and lease it back.

Mr Swinney said: “I have already met with one of the groups of bidders personally and my officials have spoken with two others.”

Vion announced in July it was consulting on the future of the Broxburn factory, which it said was losing £79,000 a day. The 90-day consultation closes in just over two weeks.