Plans to create an innovation centre on the site of Michelin’s Dundee factory have been welcomed by the Unite trade union.
A new company, Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc Ltd, has now been set up to create the centre, which will focus on sustainable mobility and low-carbon energy.
The French company announced last year that it is to cease tyre manufacturing in Dundee next year.
An action group was set up to find a sustainable future for the plant.
Marc Jackson, Unite convener at Michelin, said: “Unite fought to retain a significant presence by Michelin in Dundee, and to ensure the site had a future outside tyre making.
“The innovation centre has now taken a major step forward and Unite looks forward to playing our part in bringing the plans to fruition for the benefit of the city.”