The Leader - Andrew Atkinson

Auditors in Scotland warned Prestwick Airport in Glasgow needs millions of public money to remain open.

The Scottish Government purchased the airport for £1 in 2013 to help protect 1,400 jobs at the site.

Since, £31 million of taxpayers money has been used to support the airport.

According to Audit Scotland, millions of pounds are needed to sustain the airport, as long as it remains in public hands.

The Scottish Government has been trying to sell the airport, with potential buyers not forthcoming in recent years.

Airport directors do not need to pay back the multi-million pound loan, until March 31, 2024, with auditors debating whether the public spending at the airport is good value for money.

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