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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-05497

UK Funding to Deliver Low Carbon Aviation Solution for the Highlands and Islands

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Douglas Ross, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle

That the Parliament welcomes the news that UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has guaranteed £9 million of funding towards plans to create a low-carbon aviation zone in the Highlands and Islands Region; understands that the Sustainable Aviation Test Environment (SATE) project is being led by Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL); further understands that one of the long term aims of the project is to deliver a more sustainable form of air travel for people across the Highlands and Islands, which, it believes, will help Scotland meet its Net Zero targets; notes that trial flights have been carried out in Orkney involving a small hybrid electric plane, and wishes HIAL well in developing this innovate project.