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Old 30th Dec 2017, 10:45
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Having been home for Christmas and passing by the airport quite a few times, I've noticed a fair amount of activity at the old Currie European warehouse. The "to let" signs are down as well.

Has a new tennant been found for it?
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Old 30th Dec 2017, 12:10
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My back home for Christmas thoughts were that I was shocked at how little industry and commerce is left in Ayrshire. Everything that used to be a factory is either derelict or a shop!

Perhaps the way the Scottish Parliament could support PIK would be by encouraging some industry that might give it a reason to exist?
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Old 30th Dec 2017, 12:25
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.... dont you think theyve tried that?
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Old 30th Dec 2017, 14:16
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This is the Scottish government we're talking about, so no they probably haven't.
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Old 30th Dec 2017, 20:23
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Well they may have tried, but if so it was in a way that left no traces of itself.
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Old 30th Dec 2017, 23:48
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Originally Posted by Callum Paterson View Post
This is the Scottish government we're talking about, so no they probably haven't.
Don't worry EDI and Edinburgh are booming.
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Old 1st Jan 2018, 13:39
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Originally Posted by Callum Paterson View Post
This is the Scottish government we're talking about, so no they probably haven't.
Most of the powers that might be used to encourage manufacturing industry and other businesses are reserved to Westminster.
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Old 1st Jan 2018, 18:29
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It should have been shut decades ago along with Durham TV just wasting good money after bad IMHO
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Old 1st Jan 2018, 19:06
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Good to see PIK providing safe haven for a good number of diversions in December from GLA, EDI and BHD as well as Mildenhall. Now let’s just see what this apparent imminent sale is all about.
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Old 1st Jan 2018, 19:44
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There is no imminent sale.
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Old 1st Jan 2018, 20:22
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Have we been misled?
Depends on your definition of imminent

https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/prestwick-airport-set-to-be-sold-four-years-after-1-rescue-1-4611194
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Old 8th Jan 2018, 08:04
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Misled by who? The article was written following a tip off to the Scotsman by an un-named "aviation source" (plane-spotter, tug driver, pilot, pavement engineer or someone with real knowledge?) who said that "something" ( a vague term) "is expected to start within weeks" but did not indicate when a conclusion would be reached.

Newspaper articles are often attributed to un-named "sources" which often prove to be nothing more than wild guesses by people with no real knowledge.

The statement from the Scottish Government spokesman makes it clear that there is no timescale and the nature of discussions includes third party investment or sale.

Unattributed speculation of the type published in this article is not helpful and could even undermine sensitive, confidential, commercial discussions.
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Old 8th Jan 2018, 11:01
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I wonder if a possible sale was item 7 on the agenda of the 1st November board meeting: http://www.glasgowprestwick.com/wp-c...ember-2017.pdf
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Old 8th Jan 2018, 11:10
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Originally Posted by The Hypnoboon View Post
Having been home for Christmas and passing by the airport quite a few times, I've noticed a fair amount of activity at the old Currie European warehouse. The "to let" signs are down as well.

Has a new tennant been found for it?
It's showing as 'under offer' on their website: Warehouse space - Glasgow Prestwick International Airport Glasgow Prestwick International Airport
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Old 8th Jan 2018, 18:24
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Outsiders........

Guess all the outsiders on here won’t know - for!
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Old 9th Jan 2018, 10:49
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What's all this shouting?

As a former resident, I can attest to this. "It's a local airport for local people, we'll have no trouble here...."

What would any private buyer have to do at PIK to make money that the last two owners failed to do?
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Old 9th Jan 2018, 14:50
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Excellent reference to 'The League of Gentlemen' Skip
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Old 13th Jan 2018, 12:11
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Echo View Post
Can we agree that at PIK, 21/03 is WAY closer to the prevailing wind than the main?

Also, how many cargo flights are lost in winter going direct LUX or CDG because PIK is out of crosswind limits? Used to frustarate FedEx and Atlas Air no end, part of the reason Panalpina moved to STN.
Interesting development tomorrow. The Seattle flight is due in late afternoon, the wind wiĺl be very strong with gales later in the evening, all at 90 degrees off the main runway.
Would they have been able to use 21 if it had been extended to provide a suitable landing distance instead of building shops?
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Old 13th Jan 2018, 15:20
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Hmmm, money now in the shape of land sold for shops, versus occasional money in the future from cargo flights being able to land rather than divert. Given the airport's current financial position I suspect I know how that would be answered.
In any case was there ever a proposal to extend 03/21?
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Old 13th Jan 2018, 18:01
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I think it's about twenty years since the shops were allowed to be built on the runway line. I'm not sure who owned the land at the time, but the airport owners, if they had any vision to the future should have blocked the plans. There were plenty of other sites for shops.
Prestwick might well have been a thriving cargo hub, or more, today if it had not been sold to people with no interest, or investment planning, for developing it's potential. That's been the story of Britain for almost half a century.
Let's hope that the current owners have some plans.

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