25 September 2021 (Online)
26 September 2021 (Online)
Machrihanish Airbase Community Company (MACC) was formed in 2012 when the local community purchased a former military airfield from the Ministry of Defence for £1. The site, now known as MACC Business Park, is located on the Kintyre peninsula on the West Coast of Scotland and is over 1000 acres in size. MACC Business Park is run and managed by MACC Developments Ltd. There are currently over 120 tenants with several of these being businesses premises. The site was also shortlisted as one of eight potential locations for a UK Spaceport and has recently hosted the first CanSat Competition (Mach 21) with AltaRange/UK Space Agency where university students visited the site and competed in launching rockets.
Constructed for the US Special Forces in 1993, these buildings are the former Navy SEAL Compound and at a cost of £7 million were purpose built for this use so there are a number of specialist features including a parachute drying tower, an indoor shooting range and a communications room.Go on a virtual guided tour!