Shipyards jobs speculation is 'unhelpful' says Scotland Secretary
5 November 2013 Last updated at 23:49 GMT
BAE Systems is to cut potentially more than 1,000 jobs from three of its UK shipyards at Govan and Scotstoun in Glasgow and at Portsmouth.
The BBC has learned that major job losses at the yards will be announced by the company later this week.
Scotland Secretary Alistair Carmichael said speculation about feared job losses was unhelpful.
''We will know in the fullness of time what the position is,'' he said.