Crofters Excited by Sutherland Spaceport Opportunities

1st Feb 2021
Sutherland Spaceport

Jamie Stone has announced that local crofters have given complete support for the scheduled Sutherland spaceport. This construction process proposed in A’mhoine has been in inception since 2018.

The Economic Importance of the Sutherland Spaceport

One of the most exciting things about this project is the prospect of employment opportunities that will be created within the region. The Sutherland spaceport will become part of a launch market worth about £3.8 billion to the UK economy over the next ten years.

However, there are still some doubts about the financial and economic benefits that the spaceport would bring, and this was recently discussed at an exchange.

Discussion on Government Contributions

Jamie Stone, who is the vice-chairman of the space party parliamentary group, asked science minister, Amanda Solloway, about the commitment of the UK government to the project.

According to him, indigenous crofters support the vertical space launch proposal in the Sutherland spaceport. He also said that information about this had been relayed to the Prime Minister.

Replying to him, Amanda Solloway said that the government is at a united front when it comes to the development of space strategy in the UK, and the Sutherland spaceport looks essential. This prospect will help the UK become fast-growing and create various employment opportunities all over the country. Continuing, she said the strategy would harness space technologies and innovations, and this will project Britain to a world-leading level. Jamie Stone commended the Melness crofters for a job well done in addition to how they have been able to stand by the needs of their local community. He concluded that Sutherland spaceport offers a lot of opportunities, especially for upcoming scientists in the region.

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