Responding to the announcement from BAE Systems today, Scottish Labour leadership contender Richard Leonard said:
"This isn't just a significant blow to the manufacturing and defence sector but it will also have a devastating impact on our communities who rely on these skilled jobs.
"Theresa May and her Scottish Tories have been found woefully lacking when it comes to an industrial strategy that delivers for the entire country. They now need to step up to the challenge and offer firm reassurances to BAE workers and their families.
"This shows that workers in Scotland need real change and as the leader of Scottish Labour, I would deliver an industrial strategy that grows our economy, benefiting the many and not just the few.”