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January 26, 2019
BBC Radio 4:  Open Country
Ian Marchant visits a remote boggy wilderness in Sutherland, on the north coast of Scotland which could become the UK’s first spaceport.

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November 9, 2018
Crofters vote in favour of working with HIE on plans for UK's first Spaceport
Plans to establish the UK’s first spaceport in north-west Sutherland have taken a major step forward.

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July 16, 2018
One giant leap: Vertical launch spaceport to bring UK into new space age
Release issued by UK Space Agency: The UK is set to build on its world leading expertise in aerospace with the development of vertical and horizontal spaceports.

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July 16, 2018
Funding for UK's first spaceport in Sutherland
Plans to launch micro satellites into space from the northern Highlands of Scotland have taken a major step forward with Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) announcing further funding to develop the space sector.

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January 29, 2016
HIE study will examine possible space role for Sutherland
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has commissioned a study to determine whether an area of north Sutherland might in future make a suitable location to launch satellites into Earth orbit.

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