'Potential' for a spaceport in Outer Hebrides

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The potential for creating a spaceport in the Western Isles is being explored by the Scottish government.

Business Minister Paul Wheelhouse is to visit North Uist for talks on the idea.

Scotland has previously been suggested as a location for the UK's first designated spaceport from where satellites could be launched.

The Western Isles' SNP MP Angus MacNeil believes such a facility in the Outer Hebrides would create much-needed skilled jobs for the islands.

The isles are already the location of the UK's largest military rocket range from where a new record for the largest and highest object launched…