HIAL to sue Shetland Islands Council over Sumburgh runway
- 4 February 2014
- From the section NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland
The operators of Sumburgh Airport are to sue Shetland Islands Council over runway work.
Highlands and Islands Airports (HIAL) and the council agreed a contract in 2005 that involved the local authority providing engineering works for an extension to Sumburgh's runway.
In November 2011, HIAL claimed that the work had been done to a poor standard.
Judge Lady Scott has now cleared the way for the legal action, which could run to millions of pounds.