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Salmond: Grangemouth is too important to close

23 October 2013 Last updated at 13:57 BST

Alex Salmond has said he is not prepared to accept the closure of part of the Grangemouth petrochemical and refinery plant.

The first minister told BBC Scotland: "I am not accepting that Grangemouth is going to close. I can't accept that because it is too important."

Workers at the site had earlier been told by site owners Ineos that the petrochemical plant will close.

Talks are continuing over the future of the refinery.