United Kingdom
Scotland; Highlands and Islands; Lochaber
Location of affected unit(s)
Fort Willliam
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Paper And Paper Products
17 - Manufacture of paper and paper products

127 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 September 2005
Employment effect (start)
30 September 2005
Foreseen end date


Arjo Wiggins, The French multinational is to close the Corpach Paper Mill near Fort William at the end of September 2005 with the loss of up to 126 jobs. The credit card chip and pin system had badly hit the market for the type of paper produced at the Lochaber plant. Arjo Wiggins said the market for its products had been 'destroyed' by electronic transactions. A special support team will work with union leaders, staff and management to ease the impact of closure. A task force is also being set up to try to salvage some jobs at the plant. He said the workforce had been told but no-one had yet received a formal redundancy notice.


  • 1 September 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), Corpach Paper Mill, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62179, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62179.