Scotland's West Coast
Quiet airport with a long military history, located on the west coast of Scotland, near the small city of Campbeltown.
It was founded more than a hundred years ago, during the First World War. Known as RAF Machrihanish back then, it served as a forward base for the Royal Air Force, NATO, and US Navy.
After the end of the Cold War, RAF Machrihanish became redundant. In 2012 it was purchased by the members of the local community and partially leased for civilian use.
Today's Campbeltown Airport sees very little aircraft traffic. Only half of the runway, a couple of taxiways, and the apron are accessible for planes — the rest is fenced off. The most frequent visitor is Loganair's Twin Otter, flying to Campbeltown daily from Glasgow.
Surrounded by hills and water, Campbeltown is quite a scenic place to visit.