Scotland's space port

The president of Virgin Galactic is to assess RAF Lossiemouth as a potential British base for Spaceship Two’s flights into space.

Mr Whitehorn previously told BBC Scotland that it was planned to have a main base in New Mexico and three other bases in other parts of the world.

“As far as the UK is concerned the only area that we have found that has all the right conditions is the north of Scotland,” he said.

“It has relatively little overflying by aircraft, there are not people on the ground who could get injured and RAF Lossiemouth is an ideal location.”

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