Scottish International Airshow receives £200k boost

Avro Vulcan at the Scottish International Airshow

Avro Vulcan at the Scottish International Airshow - Credit: Archant

Scotland’s biggest outdoor event will return to Ayr for a fun-filled weekend on 2-3 September 2017

A chance to get close to the Red Arrows

A chance to get close to the Red Arrows - Credit: Archant

Following the huge success of the 2016 show – which saw 80,000 people attend for two days of flying displays, aerobatics and historic aircraft – this year’s Scottish International Airshow has secured £200,000, South Ayrshire Council has confirmed.

It is the largest funding package to date from the council, the main sponsor of the event since its inception in 2014.

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‘The Scottish International Airshow has grown from strength to strength and has proven to be a tremendous success, with people coming from far and wide,’ said Councillor Bill McIntosh. Last year’s show brought in some £5 million for the local economy, he added.

Doug Maclean, the airshow’s director, said: ‘We’ve got lots of exciting ideas, so watch this space and keep an eye out for some great Airshow news over the coming weeks and months.’

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