Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Scotland; South Western Scotland; Glasgow City
Location of affected unit(s)
Glasgow (Cathcart) and Bellshill
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35 - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

450 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 October 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 March 2007


ScottishPower is to cut 450 jobs across Britain until 2007. The Glasgow-based energy firm said 270 jobs would be lost in Scotland, saving the company £60 million a year. The decision followed the sale of its US division, PacifiCorp, in May 2005, making it a 'smaller company generating far less revenue', and it said it would try to avoid compulsory redundancies among its 8,000 staff. In the first round of cuts, 120 positions will go at the Cathcart business park in Glasgow and 90 at offices in Bellshill. The announcement comes a month after four executives were made redundant.


  • 7 October 2005: The Guardian


Eurofound (2005), Scottish Power, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62384, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62384.