David Stewart, Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, has launched a petition seeking public support to have Campbeltown Airport selected as the site for the UK’s Spaceport.
He says: ‘The siting of the Spaceport in Campbeltown has the potential to be of major benefit to the local economy.
‘Campbeltown airport is, in my opinion, by far the most suitable of the shortlisted sites and I am delighted to continue to support its selection.
‘I have already promoted Campbeltown airport’s bid in the Scottish Parliament, A petition seeking support from the general public is the next logical step.
David Stewart is ‘urging you all to sign it and show your support for an enterprise that will put Argyll at the forefront of modern technology.’
For Argyll unhesitatingly supports and echoes his words – and his call for votes in support on the petition..
This is not just a matter of concern and inteest for Campbeltown and Kintyre,
Wherever you live and work in Argyll and Bute, this single initiative has the power to transform – to galvanise – the economy of this entire area.
If the Campbeltown bid succeeds – and Mr Stewart’s conclusion that it has the strongest case of the shortlisted contestants is fully sustainable and must be made manifest – the spin off industries and business it will generate will be a permanent propelling of Argyll into an economic league it has never inhabited before.
This will bring not just jobs – but high value specialist jobs way into the future. ‘Career development’ will no longer be absent from the Argyll vocabulary or experience. And, of course, the tourism sector will be rocketed to public attention world wide.
Please sign this petition – linked above -and encourage everyone you know and who has the interests of Argyll at heart – to do the same.
Nothing – nothing – is more important for the future of this place than the spaceport bid.