Moray SNP News
Moray MP Angus Robertson says he is deeply concerned about the future of Kinloss Barracks after an ‘impeccable’ source at the MoD indicated that the Barracks were under threat in the current Defence Estates Review being conducted by the UK Government.
The local MP has expressed his anger after the promises made when RAF Kinloss closed.
Angus Robertson MP said:
“The news from within the MoD that Kinloss Barracks is being considered for closure is a betrayal of the promises made to Moray in the wake of RAF Kinloss closing and the loss of the Nimrod Fleet.
“At that time the UK Government promised an army presence at the base and for that to be under threat in such a short space of time is totally unacceptable.
“Moray’s communities have been massively supportive of our military personnel based both at Lossiemouth and Kinloss. That support was clearly displayed during the ‘Save RAF Lossiemouth’ campaign.
“Tory defence cuts have hit Moray hard with the widely condemned decision to scrap the Nimrod Fleet. That should never have happened and if Kinloss were to close so soon after the Tory’s promises it would be a real kick in the teeth."