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 were employed by SSE in 2020 to appraise the economic beneftis of the Glencassley Wind Farm near Lairg in the Scottish Highlands.
We are retained on SSE's Socio-Economic Framework for all their developments.
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.
MKA Economics will be part of the public inquiry team to be held in 2021 on the spaceport plans.
MKA Economics completed the impact assessment of the Ladies and Men's Scottish Opens held at The Rennissance 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, MKA Economic has been working with economists at Eventscotland on an evaluation toolkit to support the emergence of events after Covid19.