The Highland Council
Outline of air transport in the Highlands:
Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) operates 10 airports throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, supporting business and leisure travel and providing lifeline links between island communities and the mainland.
The airports are spread out in an arc from Campbeltown in Kintyre to the Argyll islands of Islay and Tiree, Barra, Benbecula and Stornoway in the Western Isles, Sumburgh in Shetland, Kirkwall in Orkney and Wick and Inverness on the mainland.
With the exception of Barra and Campbeltown, all the airports are licensed for Public Use - a classification that allows airport procedures to be published. Barra and Campbeltown are licensed for Ordinary Use, where approach procedures are private - for example, held by an operating airline.
Full Air Traffic Control (ATC) is offered at Sumburgh, Kirkwall, Wick, Inverness, Stornoway and Benbecula. Flight Information Service (FIS) is offered at Barra, Tiree, Islay and Campbeltown, where the scale of operations does not require ATC personnel.