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Scotland's space sector

Inquiry

The Committee will be inquiring into the space sector’s contribution to Scotland’s economy and how the Government can support this rapidly growing industry to become a world leader. We want to hear about the key opportunities and challenges for the Scottish space sector in the coming years, and how it compares internationally.

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry.

Following the announcement that a General Election will be held on 4 July, Select Committees will be unable to meet from 24 May and will cease to exist from 30 May until after the General Election. This work has therefore closed.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Wednesday 13 September 2023.

Upcoming events

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Past events

Monday 13 May 2024
3:00pm Public
Scotland's space sector - Oral evidence 13 May 2024
3:00pm
  • Colin Macleod (Head of Space Regulation at Civil Aviation Authority)
3:30pm
  • Scott McClelland (Unit Head, New Market Clusters Unit at Scottish Government)
  • Rory McGregor (Team Leader, New Market Clusters Unit at Scottish Government)
4:30pm
  • The Lord Cameron of Lochiel (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland)
  • Dr Paul Bate (Chief Executive at UK Space Agency)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Monday 15 April 2024
3:00pm Public
Scotland's space sector - Oral evidence 15 April 2024
3:00pm
  • Joseph Dudley (Director at Space Skills Alliance)
  • Gordon McGuinness (Director of Industry and Enterprise Networks at Skills Development Scotland)
  • Jenni Doonan (Head of Projects at Fife College)
  • Stuart McDowall (Head of Innovation and STEM at City of Glasgow College)
  • Stephen Breslin (Chief Executive at Glasgow Science Centre)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Monday 18 March 2024
3:00pm Public
Scotland's space sector - Oral evidence 18 March 2024
3:00pm
  • Tom Walkinshaw (CEO at Alba Orbital)
  • Steve Greenland (Managing Director at Craft Prospect Ltd)
4:00pm
  • Allan Cannon (CEO at Krucial)
  • Sarah Middlemiss (Strategic Project Manager at EcoOnline)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Monday 8 January 2024
3:00pm Public
Scotland's space sector - Oral evidence 8 January 2024
3:00pm
  • David Oxley (Director of Strategic Projects at Highlands and Islands Enterprise)
  • Scott Hammond (Deputy CEO at SaxaVord Spaceport)
  • Martin Coates (Main Board Director at Orbex)
4:00pm
  • Nik Smith (Regional Director for UK and Europe at Lockheed Martin Space)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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