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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-23102

Major Boost for Shetland Space Centre

Submitted by: Beatrice Wishart, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats.
Date lodged: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Supported by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Bill Kidd, Richard Lyle, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Pauline McNeill, Maureen Watt

That the Parliament welcomes news that the UK Space Agency has approved plans for Lockheed Martin to develop UK launch operations from the Shetland Space Centre in Unst; understands that approval of the plans could create hundreds of space jobs for Scotland, including a significant number in Shetland; believes that this development will be a major economic boost for the Islands and for the wider region; congratulates all involved in bringing the UK Pathfinder Launch to Shetland, and recognises the work that is going on across governments and industries throughout the UK to help push forward Scotland’s innovative space industry.