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New MP impressed at Machrihanish Airbase

25th Jun 2015

We were joined on site recently by new MP for Argyll and Bute, Brendan O’Hara. As it was Mr O’Hara’s first visit, he was treated to a full site tour alongside Michael Russell MSP. Needless to say, he was very impressed by what he saw and was and was interested to hear all about our UK Spaceport bid.

MACC Chairman, Tom Millar and Business Manager, Malcolm McMillan gave him a full briefing on the bid and put forward a strong case as to why Machrihanish Airbase is the leading candidate on the shortlist, which was narrowed down to six locations earlier this year. Mr O’Hara will now take our case to the UK Parliament and will seek to find out out from the Department for Transport when we can expect a decision on the chosen location.

Mr O’Hara also heard of MACC’s strategic plans for the future and our aims to explore new markets including aquaculture and renewables.

Norwegian fish farming firm, Niri are one of the latest tenants to come on site and onshore production of salmon is set to start later this year.

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