McGrigor welcomes Regional Air Connectivity Fund increases

Highlands & Islands MSP Jamie McGrigor has welcomed Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s recent UK Budget announcement on increasing the size and scope of the Regional Air Connectivity Fund.

Jamie, who has consistently supported increased air services between his Highlands & Islands region and other parts of the UK, said:

“The increase of the Regional Air Connectivity Fund is a welcome step towards ensuring that businesses and the hardworking people of the Highlands & Islands are well connected with the rest of Scotland, and indeed the United Kingdom.

“I hope to see airports across the region benefiting from this increase in funding.

“This budget reinforces our strong commitment to business in all regions of the United Kingdom, and sends out the message that we are open for business, regardless of geographical location.  On this very important issue, I hope to see the Scottish Government co-operating with the UK Government in ensuring the best deal possible for our regional airports”.

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