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Scotland’s business minister is to visit Uist to look at the opportunities a Hebrides spaceport could bring to the islands.


Paul Wheelhouse was invited by MP Angus MacNeil.


He will meet with key stakeholders to discuss the economic benefits which could arise from locating the spaceport in Uist.


Angus MacNeil said: “Uist is facing very challenging times in terms of job opportunities and steps need to be taken to reverse the decline in employment.


“A date for this meeting has yet to be finalised but this is a welcome first step.


“I am grateful to Joe MacPhee and those at the economic development department at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar for their work in driving this initiative forward and their anticipated continued engagement.”


Uist spaceport proposal

11 January 2018