Campbeltown Spaceport Delegation Hosted by MP Brendan O’Hara at Westminster


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Team successfully meet with MPs and industry leaders
Argyll and Bute’s case for locating the UK’s first spaceport near Campbeltown came a step closer at Westminster on Tuesday 24th January when a delegation from Argyll and Bute Council DiscoverSpace UK attended a parliamentary reception hosted by the area’s local MP, Brendan O’Hara.

Opening the meeting, Brendan O’Hara MP addressed the group, again reiterating the compelling and overwhelming case in support for the future of the spaceport in Kintyre.  The group were also addressed by Tom Miller of DiscoverSpace and Councillor Aileen Morton, both of whom made it abundantly clear the positive case for MACC.

Brendan O’Hara, MP for Argyll and Bute commented:

“What the MACC group have achieved in only a few years as a community organisation is inspiring and a testament to the potential which can be unlocked locally.  What has also become apparent from today’s Reception has been the ability of all parties to work together for the greater good of Argyll and Bute, from a community organisation to Argyll and Bute Council to Highlands and Islands Enterprise and your Member of Parliament.  This is a really positive step and shows that we can all work together and I hope to see this more and more as we all push for great things in Argyll and Bute.”

“The Reception was a great success, it was well-attended, it put the Machrihanish Spaceport  bid firmly on the map and I expect we will very shortly, be hearing of yet more exciting developments from MACC as they navigate their way to opening up Kintyre to the wider world and much further beyond!”