Highlands & Islands

UHI students design terminal for Skye airfield

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Image caption A team of students designed a terminal and aircraft hangar

Architectural students at Inverness College UHI have presented their ideas for the design of a terminal for an airstrip on Skye.

The project was connected to the Fly Skye campaign which is seeking the resumption of commercial flights at the isle's Ashaig airfield.

The students worked as a team to plan a hub building and a hangar for a Twin Otter-size aircraft.

Loganair flew commercial flights out of Ashaig until the late 1980s.

The campaign's project group is preparing to make a case to the Civil Aviation Authority for the resumption of flights.

The Scottish government has no plans to fund the return of flights to and from Skye.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said in July last year the air services would need significant capital investment and subsidy.

However, he added that government-owned Highlands and Islands Airport Limited would be willing to give advice to groups that have been calling for the flights.

Highland Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and transport body Hitrans have jointly been looking at what it would cost to resume commercial services.

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