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Meeting over Hall and Tawse factory in Aberdeen 'offers hope'

Hall and Tawse
Image caption The Hall and Tawse workshop has been in Aberdeen since 1880

A union hopes a long-established Aberdeen joinery workshop which is threatened with closure can be sold as a going concern.

The 62 staff at the Hall and Tawse factory in Granitehill Road have been told it is to shut.

Owner Balfour Beatty has blamed a significant downturn in activity for the decision.

The construction union Ucatt held talks with management on Tuesday. A 30-day consultation is under way.

The Hall and Tawse workshop has been on the same site since it was founded in 1880.

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