Airshow’s wings to be clipped on deal
Council bosses are ready to snub a cash plea to boost funding for their biggest annual event, writes Stuart Wilson.
The Scottish Airshow – which wants £ 300,000 per year from its main sponsor – is set to be turned down in its bid.
Event organisers insist the money, signed over on a three- year contract, would provide “long term stability” to keep the event flying in South Ayrshire.
But council chiefs, facing cuts of £ 17 million on the horizon, are ready to back off any deal.
We told last month how officials at County Buildings coughed up £ 200,000 for the 2017 event at the Low Green.
They had sponsored the show to the tune of just £ 25,000 in its inaugural year in 2014.
Now organisers say an annual sum of £ 300,000 will allow them to expand to three days from next year.
Cash call Airshow crowds and council’s Jill Cronin, right