Photo exhibition to highlight importance of Sundsvall Timrå Airport

Researchers from Robert Gordon University (RGU) will hold a photo exhibition in Eastern Sweden later this month to highlight the importance of a remote airport.

Swedish airport photo exhibitionThe event will be held at Sundsvall Timrå Airport from Tuesday, May 17 until Monday, May 23 in order to gather opinion on the social and cultural importance of the airport to the local community.

Photos from the exhibition, which will feature both historical and more recent images of Sundsvall Timrå Airport, will be used to invite participants to share memories of the local airport with Aberdeen Business School researchers Dr Graeme Baxter and Lyndsay Bloice.

The event is part of a larger research project with European funding on the importance of small airports.

SPARA 2020 (Smart Peripheral and Remote Airports) brings together partners from Scotland, Ireland, Sweden, Norway and Australia in order to deliver increased innovation within the public service provision of airports.

Lyndsay Bloice said: "We are looking at the social and cultural importance of small, remote airports to their local communities and will be studying small airports across Northern Europe, in Scotland, Ireland, Norway and Sweden.

"We’re looking forward to hosting the exhibition and hearing from the local community about their memories of Sundsvall Timrå Airport and giving us their thoughts on the part the airport plays in their everyday lives."

The exhibition at Sundsvall Timrå is one in a series of similar events. Previous exhibitions, held in Kirkwall Airport in Scotland and Donegal Airport in Ireland, drew hundreds of participants who shared their memories and thoughts on current services.

For more information about the research, or to register interest in being interviewed, please contact Lyndsay Bloice (Tel: +44(0)1224 263991) or Dr Graeme Baxter (Tel: +44(0)1224 263889).

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More information about the SPARA 2020 project is also available online

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Ross AndersonCommunications Officer | Health and Sport