EXPRESSIONS of interest are now being sought for the buildings at Scatsta Airport.
People have until the end of July to get in touch with Shetland Islands Council’s asset and properties team.
The airport ceased operating on 30 June after the oil and gas flights moved to Sumburgh.
The council – which owns the infrastructure – is seeking expressions of interest for “ongoing use of the facilities in any way that would retain the buildings in useful operation”.
Included in the sale are the terminal building and control tower, as well as the fire station building.
There are also two hangars on site – one sized at 80m x 41m and another at 47m x 31m.
The airport was first developed in 1940 as an RAF base.
It was abandoned after World War II but it was reinstated in 1978 during the oil boom.
As of August 2018 Scatsta – which provided helicopter flights to offshore platforms as well as fixed-wing trips to Aberdeen – was the sixth largest airport in Scotland when ranked by ‘international’ passengers.
Last month the team behind the proposed Shetland Space Centre said they would be keen to take on the facility to support its plans for a launch facility in Unst.
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