It is so far estimated that HIAL’s modernisation plans have cost £9million.
“It is a shambles of monumental proportions – one which is costing time, and money and not even meeting the actual requirements of the CAA, let alone those of communities. “
HIAL’s remote towers project came under the watchful eye of the Scottish Parliament’s Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee again today, 17th November 2021.
Reaction from Orkney’s politicians on HIAL and Prospect discussions
“It is disappointing that the Minister is unwilling to engage constructively with this cross-party group of elected representatives.” – Liam McArthur MSP
MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee have today, 8th September, agreed to continue to probe into Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd’s (HIAL) deeply unpopular Remote Towers Project.
“”I find it shameful and astonishing that neither the Cabinet Secretary for Transport nor the Transport minister has been prepared to meet, listen and learn as I have done today”
Attendees were unanimous in their concern over HIAL’s proposals for relocating jobs to Inverness and agreed to continue working together to secure the best possible outcome for the Highlands and Islands.
Letters:”Do the views and needs of Island communities carry any real weight with politicians and the public bodies who answer to them?”
“I guess it may seem strange to celebrate a day of strike action by workers providing a lifeline service, but in the case of the HIAL air traffic controllers I think that I am justified.”
Prospect members working in air traffic control for Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) are tomorrow, 29th July, taking part in a one day strike over plans to centralise air traffic control in Inverness.