UCS is forced to enter liquidation

Govan workers protest against closure of UCS


On the evening of Friday June 11 the axe falls on Clydeside. The board of UCS told the government that the firm was technically insolvent. Without an extra £6m the company will fold.

Heath’s government and the Industry Department was unresponsive causing a crisis among an estimated 2000 creditors.

UCS is forced to enter liquidation despite order books worth nearly £90 million.

Read the full blog: The Beatle, The Bankie & The Bouquet .

Photo montage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Jimmy Reid and in front of the Titan crane in the former shipyards of Clydebank

The full story behind John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s donation to Clyde shipbuilders of the UCS in 1971 as he went from Beatle to political and peace activist.

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