Scottish firms make up an increasing proportion of subcontractors on £790m project


Scottish subcontractors have snapped up contracts worth £130m on the Forth Replacement Crossing, Scottish government figures reveal.

Over 300 Scottish firms have been awarded jobs on the £790m projects construction or in its supply chain.

At the end of 2012 a total of 63% of the sub contracts awarded have gone to Scottish firms and a further 89% of supply chain orders have been with Scottish businesses, up from 61% and 87% in July 2012.

Scottish transport minister Keith Brown said he was please Scottish businesses were winning an increasing share of the work on the bridge.

He said: “This continues to show how crucial this project is for Scotland’s economic recovery as well as its future prosperity.

“We always said that the main contract would provide increasing opportunities for Scottish firms during the construction period.”