Business Leader Offers to Pay £440 for Scottish Government Officials to Attend Space Tourism Conference

Artists conception of WhiteKnightTwo and the SpaceShipTwo space tourism vehicle. (Credit: Virgin Galactic)
Artists conception of WhiteKnightTwo and the SpaceShipTwo space tourism vehicle. (Credit: Virgin Galactic)

Business leader wades into row over space event
The Press and Journal

The row over Moray Council’s decision to pull out of an upcoming space tourism conference took another twist last night as a business leader offered to pay for representatives to attend the event.

The local authority had been due to spend £440 on sending an officer and a councillor to the Royal Aeronautical Society’s space tourism conference in London which will include a talk on Moray’s potential future as a base for space tourism.

Lossiemouth Business Association chairman Tony Rook branded the decision not to send representatives as “a total and utter disgrace” and a wasted opportunity.

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