ROYAL approval has been bestowed on efforts to establish an interactive aerospace visitor attraction for Moray.
The Duke of Edinburgh has welcomed the plans in a letter to the Morayvia group.
The charitable group has plans for a multi-million pound visitor attraction recording Moray’s long association with the RAF.
Prince Philip, the former Honorary Air Commodore-in-Chief at RAF Kinloss, said: "I was very interested to hear about the formation of Morayvia and its intention to establish an aerospace visitor facility in Moray.
"I remember the airfield at Lossiemouth being constructed while I was at school at Gordonstoun. I also recollect that it was once occupied by the Fleet Air Arm."
Grenville Johnston, Lord Lieutenant of Moray, welcomed the royal support.
"I knew that the project was so connected to Kinloss, and its history, that it was right to alert his royal highness to what was happening," he said.
Marc Macrae, Morayvia’s director of special projects, said: "We are very grateful indeed for this fantastic letter of support from HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh.
"His recognition of our project and aims will help continue the momentum, as the level of public awareness and support increases with each public outing of our Nimrod section."
A feasibility study is expected to start later this year to determine how the multi-million pound project can be taken forward in the future.
More information is available online at www.morayvia.org.uk
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