Work on new Scottish spaceport could begin within yearChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 27, 2020
The building of a spaceport in northern Scotland could start within the year, depending on the receipt of a development consent proposal from the council.
Scotland Space Hub Sutherland
At the beginning of August, the HIE (Highlands and Islands Enterprise), a regional Scottish Executive for economic and local government affairs, underwrote a 75-year leasing agreement for the ground on which the facility is to be constructed.
The project, estimated to be worth £17 million, was granted £2.4 million in financing from the UK Space Agency in July 2018. ■