Space Hub Sutherland

Scottish Land Court rules in favour of Space Hub Sutherland

Plans for the construction of Scotland’s first spaceport have passed yet another legal hurdle after the Scottish Land Court ruled that crofters can still work on the land outside of rocket launch periods.

Published 14 September 2021

Outer House judge rejects conservation organisation’s challenge to planning permission for Scottish spaceport

A Scottish conservation organisation has failed in its legal challenge against a decision of The Highland Council to grant planning permission to build a spaceport and associated facilities near Tongue.

Published 23 August 2021

BAM Nuttall and Arup begin ground investigations for Space Hub Sutherland

A specialist survey to inform the final design and construction of the proposed satellite launch site in Sutherland is expected to get under way today on the A’ Mhoine peninsula.

Published 26 May 2021

Judicial review petition submitted into Sutherland spaceport decision

A petition has been lodged for a judicial review of the decision by Highland Council to approve plans for the proposed spaceport development in Sutherland.

Published 5 November 2020

Space Hub Sutherland wins planning approval

Plans to launch satellites into orbit from the north Highlands have been approved by the area’s local authority.

Published 19 August 2020

Ramboll environmental assessment helps Sutherland spaceport take off

A spaceport in Sutherland has been given the go-ahead by the Highland Council following the successful completion of an environmental impact assessment led by engineering and environmental consultancy Ramboll. 

Published 3 July 2020

Take off for Sutherland satellite launch site plans

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has been given the green light to build a vertical launch spaceport in Sutherland.

Published 26 June 2020

Plans lodged for Sutherland satellite launch site

Development agency Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) has submitted a planning application for a satellite launch site on the north coast of Sutherland.

Published 12 February 2020