The Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore visited the RAF Leuchars base in Fife today (Monday 24 January).
The Minister met senior personnel to discuss the future of the base in the light of the UK Government’s defence review. He met local community and business leaders at a separate meeting later.
“I made it a priority prior to the government’s defence review to visit all the RAF bases in Scotland to listen to the concerns of those involved and have continued that process following the SDSR.
“The purpose of today’s visit was to listen to the points being put forward by staff at the base and to feed that back in to government.
“Decisions on the RAF bases will be made in Spring and both I and Scotland Office officials will keep in close contact with the bases and communities in Fife and Moray during that time.”
Published 24 January 2011