Steel firm Tata has confirmed that it is to close its two plants in Scotland with the loss of 270 jobs. The company said 225 jobs would go at the Dalzell plate rolling works in Motherwell and 45 posts at the Clydebridge plant in Cambuslang. Both facilities will be mothballed and a further 900 posts will go at Tata's facility in Scunthorpe. The firm blamed the cuts on a flood of cheap imports from China, a strong pound and high electricity costs.
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