Highland society calls in GPC for relocation battle

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society, the 200-year-old organisation that campaigns for rural interests north of the border, has drafted in GPC International’s Scottish office...

...to run a government affairs and PR campaign to prevent it being relocated if Edinburgh Airport expands.

A government white paper last December concluded that for the airport to grow, the society – which operates from the Royal Highland Centre, situated at Ingliston, a few miles west of Edinburgh city centre – must move.

The campaign is aiming to convince the Government that the society should stay put, said GPC International director Scotland Sarah Chisnall. ‘There is room for us all,’ she added.

She said the cost to taxpayers of moving the society had been estimated by the Government at £75m, while the British Airports Authority has claimed it would cost £100m.

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