Highlands and Islands Airport Ltd (Air Traffic Control)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 9th September 2021.

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Photo of Emma Roddick Emma Roddick Scottish National Party

It is clear that the situation is very challenging for island communities. They value air traffic provision being delivered locally, because that gives them a sense of security and ensures that much-needed skilled jobs are based on our islands. For obvious reasons, people are nervous about the implications of HIAL’s proposed new centre in Inverness. What reassurance can the First Minister provide, particularly regarding what might happen to those jobs in the future?