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Wellbeing Economy Secretary Neil Gray tells Economy and Fair Work Committee that discussions are ongoing

There is ongoing interest in a private sector purchase of Prestwick Airport, but no “going offers” are currently on the table, according to Wellbeing Economy Secretary Neil Gray.

However, a Conservative MSP said he has heard there has been an expression of interest in buying the site in South Ayrshire.

The airport was taken into public ownership in November 2013 after being purchased by the Scottish Government for £1.

Despite the government’s intention to return the airport to the private sector, an attempt to sell it last year fell through.

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