United Kingdom
Scotland; Eastern Scotland; Clackmannanshire and Fife
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 November 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Electronics firm Solectron are to close their plant in Dunfermline with the loss of 400 jobs. The 400 jobs are among 1,400 being cut across America and Europe.

First Minister Mr McConnell recognised the need to move on in the economy and said that workers would be offered alternative work. But he was dissapointed by the move.

'The electronics sector played a very important role in the late 80s and into the 1990s, in providing a bridge from Scotland's industrial past to the modern economy we have today.'

He stressed in today's competitive marketplace it was important that Scotland could compete with both the low wage economies and also with those countries that were increasing their investment in skills and education.


  • 2 November 2006: BBC News


Eurofound (2006), Solectron, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 64375, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64375.