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Re: Ayr's Scottish International Airshow thrown into doubt
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2020, 06:16:36 PM »
Ouch, hopefully that gets sorted out. A huge loss to Scotland and the local area if it goes. £8m in revenue lost.

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Re: Ayr's Scottish International Airshow thrown into doubt
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 06:57:42 PM »
Full funding withdrawn by council apparently and they have not informed the show.

From their official FB

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Scottish International Airshow 2020.

There are press reports today that South Ayrshire Councillors have decided to stop funding the Airshow. We know that all the Councillors were meeting today and we asked to attend that meeting. We did not get a reply and nobody has been in touch with us.

We have always had a great relationship with South Ayrshire Council and their support is vital to running this huge free event

The aeroplanes are booked, the hotels are booked and the Airshow is ready to go. The 3 day Airshow is planned to be the biggest ever held in Scotland. Over 200,000 people are expected to attend over the weekend and it is worth many millions of pounds to Ayrshire businesses large and small.

We are waiting for an explanation from the Councillors or their staff and we won't make any comments until someone explains what the Councillors have decided

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Re: Ayr's Scottish International Airshow thrown into doubt
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2020, 09:39:48 PM »
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Scottish International Airshow loses critical funding from South Ayrshire Council

“In a statement tonight, the council said: "South Ayrshire Council do not run the Scottish International Airshow, we simply provide grant funding under an agreement with the organisers.

The organisers have breached a number of terms of this agreement and were given the opportunity to rectify these, but failed to do so.

The organisers provided two proposals to settle the issue, one of which was to jointly agree the termination of the grant, with the organisers retaining the sum of £80,000 as full and final settlement.

This payment can be retained by the organisers on the condition that this money is used to settle an outstanding debt due to an external third party creditor for the 2018 event and the accounts due to customers and businesses who have already made payments in respect of the 2020 Scottish International Airshow.””

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Re: Ayr's Scottish International Airshow thrown into doubt
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2020, 11:50:14 PM »
And so begins the blame game  ::)
To summarise:
The organisers blame the council for witholding funds and not explaining why.
The council blames the organisers for breaching the terms of their agreement and failing to explain why this happened.
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