DJ worked at doomed plant
Calvin Harris offers help to threatened fish workers
Local boy Harris is keen to do something for Annan workers
Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris has offered to help those affected by plans to close the Pinneys fish factory in southern Scotland.
He has written to Dumfries and Galloway Council asking if there is anything he can do after reading about parent company Young’s plans to shut the plant in Annan with the loss of 450 jobs.
Harris, whose real name is Adam Wiles, used to work at the plant which is a major employer in the area.
His management team at Three Six Zero sent a letter to council leader Elaine Murray expressing his concern.
The council posted a message about the DJ’s intervention on Facebook asking: “What do you think? What would you like to see?”
Suggestions ranged from staging a benefit concert or filming his next music video in the area, to urging him to buy the Pinneys plant.
Hundreds of people last week attended a mass meeting over the future of the factory. Three companies have expressed an interest in taking it over.
Two are believed to be local concerns involved in food processing with the third a national competitor of Young’s Seafood.
Business Minister Paul Wheelhouse said the Scottish government was in discussion with a number of companies in relation to the site.