Map­ping out Mo­ray’s fu­ture

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - NEWS -

TWO new re­ports that could set out the fu­ture of a North-east com­mu­nity which faced ruin with the loss of its de­fence base, have been re­leased.

RAF Lossiemouth was saved from the axe last month by De­fence Sec­re­tary Liam Fox.

But busi­ness lead­ers want plans to make Mo­ray less re­liant on the de­fence in­dus­try.

The Mo­ray Eco­nomic Strat­egy and El­gin – City for the Fu­ture re­ports were com­mis­sioned by the Mo­ray Com­mu­nity Plan­ning Part­ner­ship to help un­der­pin Mo­ray’s eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment.

Mo­ray Coun­cil con­vener Ge­orge McIn­tyre said: “As the RAF Lossiemouth re­sult shows, the Mo­ray com­mu­nity can achieve much when it pulls to­gether.” Meet­ings to be held next month will gauge peo­ple’s views.

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