Commenting on the vote to approve expansion at Heathrow Airport, Liz Cameron OBE, Director & Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce said:
“The UK Parliament’s green light for Heathrow expansion is the right decision for our economy and an important enabler in promoting Scotland as an outward-looking nation open for business.
“Keeping up this momentum and moving ahead with the next phase of expansion is key to boosting business confidence and increasing our trading alliances across the world.
“As the expansion project moves ahead, it is critical that Heathrow meets its commitments to Scotland, making sure that Scotland sees the full benefits of Heathrow expansion, including the establishment of a Scottish logistics hub, supply chain opportunities and increased access to global trading routes.”
Sarah Medcraf, CEO of Moray Chamber of Commerce said:
"With two airports on our doorstep, we can only hope that this expansion brings further internationalisation to trade within our region and opens the door to many more people being able to access and discover Moray.
Here in Moray we are looking forward to what the third runway at Heathrow will bring to business in the region. At this current time, growth and development are at the forefront of business discussions and we hope that this will aid us on our journey."