"This has been devastating news for the workers, their families and everyone in Dundee. Michelin is an iconic business in the city and its workforce have over the years shown huge commitment and flexibility.
"The Scottish Government and Dundee City Council have been clear that they will do everything possible to protect the workforce and explore options for a sustainable future at the site, and I will do whatever I can to support these efforts.
“The Cabinet Secretary for the Economy and I have today met with representatives of the workforce & local managers to discuss the future of the Dundee plant. I very much welcome the Cabinet Secretary’s announcement that an action group is being convened urgently , and that the first meeting of this group will take place on Monday. The action group will be bringing forward proposals for the site’s future, and Michelin have agreed to consider these.
“The Scottish Government has committed £200 million to the Tay Cities Deal and, given the announcement about Michelin, I today reaffirm my call to the UK Government to match this investment and provide additional support to help deliver a future for Michelin in Dundee .
“I will be offering whatever support that I can for everyone affected by this announcement, and will work with all to try to secure a future for the Michelin plant.”