Scotland’s National Airshow “suspended for the foreseeable future”

The National Museum of Flight’s annual airshow at East Fortune, near Edinburgh, has been “suspended for the foreseeable future”, according to the East Lothian Courier. A spokesperson said that frequently challenging weather conditions was the reason for the decision, with the last three shows having been severely affected by heavy rain.

Scotland’s National Airshow, usually held over one day in late July, was last held in 2019, and was the only airshow held in Scotland that year. In recent years it has secured acts such as the Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon and Swiss PC-7 TEAM.

Airshows in Scotland have been all but wiped out over the past few decades, with shows at Perth ending in 2010, Leuchars in 2013 and Ayr in 2018. The Ayr event, known as the Scottish International Airshow, has reportedly been considering a move to either Kirkcaldy or Stranraer in an attempt to revive the event.