of projects which promote sustainable economic growth.
MKA Economics has conducted the socio-economic, tourism and recreational impact of numerous renewable energy proposals across the UK, including the Coire Glas Pumped Storage Scheme for SSE. We have been employed by Statkraft UK in 2021 to assess the economic effects of their West Andershaw and Loch Liath wind farm proposals.
We were retained on SSE's Socio-Economic Framework in 2020 for all their renewables developments, covering the period to 2025.
MKA Economics devised the economic case of a new 200 bed hotel 'The Aviator' at Edinburgh Airport. This was awarded planning approval by the Scottish Government in 2020. In 2020 we led the economic impact assessment of Scotland's first spaceport, in Sutherland.
Mark Kummerer was the economic expert witness at the Scottish Land Court Evidential Hearing held in May 2021 on the Sutherland Space Hub. THis was consented by the Scottish Land COurt in September 2021.
MKA Economics completed the impact assessment of the Ladies and Men's Scottish Opens held at The Renaissance Club in 2019. Other event impacts in 2019 included Tiree Music Festival, SkiffieWorlds, Eilean Dorcha Festival, Fringe by the Sea and The Stranraer Oyster Festival.
While events have been mothballed in 2020 and 2021, MKA Economics has been working with economists at Eventscotland on an evaluation toolkit to support the emergence of events after Covid19.