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PE01746: Creation of a Scottish space non-departmental public body


Petitioner: Andrew Paliwoda


Date Lodged: 16 September 2019

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to create a non-departmental public body with responsibility for space technology and to work in partnership with other relevant organisations to ensure Scotland’s space sector potential is fulfilled.

Petition History:

SPICe Briefing (149KB pdf)


10 October 2019: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. It also agreed to write to local authorities currently involved in Spaceport bids, UK Space Agency, Scottish Enterprise, Space Network Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, UK Industrial Strategy and UK Aerospace Sector Deal. Official Report of meeting 10 October 2019

Written submissions 

PE1746/A: Argyll & Bute Council submission of 30 October 2019 (119KB pdf)

PE1746/B: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar submission of 1 November 2019 (68KB pdf)

PE1746/C: Scottish Government submission of 7 November 2019 (126KB pdf)

PE1746/D: Scottish Enterprise submission of 8 November 2019 (95KB pdf)

PE1746/E: UK Space Agency submission of 8 November 2019 (69KB pdf)

PE1746/F: Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) submission of 8 November 2019 (97KB pdf)

How can Scotland maximise its potential as a spacefairing nation?

What action should the Scottish Government take to harness Scotland’s potential within space industries?

What are the best ways for government, academia and industry to work together?

What is the best way to inspire tomorrow’s youth through space?

You write about launching satellites from the North of Scotland. Please seriously consider using Prestwick Airport as well and the nearby University.

David Fraser

11:35 on 10 Aug 2019

An improtant call to action to the Scottish government, to help fulfill Scotland's potential as a hub for Space Technology.

Sean M. Cusick

12:29 on 06 Aug 2019

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