Updated on 25 November 2013
Angus council has already ring-fenced $4.38 million (£2.7 million) to improve access into the GSK site and the area around it and Scottish enterprise has now announced that it will back the expansion with $2.43 million (£1.5 million) of funding. Angus council leader, Mr Cllr Iain Gaul, said: "This investment is of immense importance to the town of Montrose and the wider economy of Angus. I'd like to commend GSK as it demonstrates their faith in the existing workforce and their commitment to the town to invest in the plant and attract new high-end jobs to the site."
He also said, "The investment from Scottish enterprise will support our work to improve the roads in the area and further enhance the port's reputation as a world-class location for business. We believe this project will help attract further inward investment to the area and support the existing companies to take forward investment plans."