Scottish steel at the crossroads

Jim Love, Jim Stevens

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Abstract

The 1980s have seen a continuation of the erosion of steel-making capacity in Scotland. Closures at Clydebridge, Craigneuk, Glengarnock and now Gartcosh have reduced not only the number of plants but also the diversity of the product base. Concern over the implications of the closure of Gartcosh, controversy over the SDA's advice to the Scottish Office, redundancies at Clydesale and fears about the plate operation at Dalzell have again concentrated attention on the future of the steel industry in Scotland. The purpose of this Perspective is to analyse the nature of the threat to the Scottish steel industry and set out the issues of relevance to BSC's 1988 review of its operations.
LanguageEnglish
Pages61-65
Number of pages5
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Volume11
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1986

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Keywords

  • Scottish heavy industry
  • steel industry
  • Scottish economy
  • Scotland
  • industrial decline

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Love, J., & Stevens, J. (1986). Scottish steel at the crossroads. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 11(3), 61-65.
Love, Jim ; Stevens, Jim. / Scottish steel at the crossroads. In: Quarterly Economic Commentary. 1986 ; Vol. 11, No. 3. pp. 61-65.
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