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Yesterday, The Herald revealed whisky giant Whyte and Mackay is also owned by a company based in a tax haven.
This came after The Sunday Herald revealed offshore ownership in Scottish football clubs.
Gordon Dewar, of Edinburgh Airport Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s chief executive, said: “The airport is owned by a supportive international investment fund, which has invested £55m in the last three years in improving the airport for passengers and staff, with a further £20m committed for 2016.
Unless this is achieved, it is impossible to be sure in whose interests decisions about the future of the airport are being taken.” Companies House filings show Edinburgh Airport Limited was bought in 2014 by a UK entity called Green Bidco which is owned by Green Topco, a limited company registered in Grand Cayman.
Business information sites list this enterprise as being related to another firm, called Green Topco in Luxembourg.
The businesses, all of which used to be part of the privatised and then broken-up British Airports Authority, argue it is “not uncommon” for infrastructure assets to be owned through so-called fiscal paradises like Jersey or the Caymans.
Official filings show that the capital’s hub – the main gateway for visitors to Scotland – is ultimately in the hands of an off-the-shelf company registered in the Cayman Islands.Picture: the Cayman Islands And Glasgow and Aberdeen airports are both owned by the same series of companies half-owned offshore, in the Channel Islands tax haven of Jersey.SCOTLAND’S biggest airports are owned in tax havens, The Herald can reveal.Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports – once in public ownership – are all wholly or partially controlled through secretive offshore jurisdictions.MSP Andy Wightman, who represents Lothians for the Scottish Greens, raised concerns over what he saw as the opaque ownership of Edinburgh Airport.
He said: “As a strategic part of Scotland’s transport infrastructure, it is in the public interest that its corporate structure, ownership and accounting is fully transparent.