Loganair partners with Scottish Ballet for island tours

Principal dancer Roseanna Leney as Blanche

LOGANAIR and Scottish Ballet have once again teamed up, bringing Scotland’s national dance company to island communities with their 2023 spring tour. 

The UK’s largest regional airline will be flying 60+ members of the touring company on scheduled flights this June as Scottish Ballet presents its acclaimed production of A Streetcar Named Desire in Kirkwall and Stornoway. 

Loganair’s unique mainland-to-island routes will help balance both the business and environmental needs of Scottish Ballet’s island touring schedule with mandatory seat offsetting, allowing the company’s carbon footprint to be minimised on this extensive tour. 

Kirsten Cockburn, Director of Partnerships, Scottish Ballet said: “We are thrilled to be renewing our relationship with Loganair, a partnership that has been hugely beneficial to Scottish Ballet as a charity since we first worked together in 2018. The partnership enables us to share our live productions with remote communities, and  we are incredibly grateful for their support.” 

Loganair’s GreenSkies programme was launched in July 2021 with the introduction of a mandatory carbon offsetting charge levied on all flights, while the airline also regularly invests in local sustainable projects through our community grants scheme

Luke Lovegrove, Chief Commercial Officer for Loganair, said: “Loganair’s support will allow Scottish Ballet to bring their wonderful production to audiences in some of the most remote regions of Scotland, making their tour viable and ballet more accessible. 

“With the environment very much at the forefront of Scottish Ballet’s touring plans, we know how important it is for their performers to work with a travel partner who shares the same ethos. 

“It goes without saying that air travel also has a significantly lower environmental impact than alternative options for accessing the islands, so we are proud to once again help bring culture to these remote communities in a sustainable way.” 

For more information and to buy tickets for Scottish Ballet’s upcoming tour, visit www.scottishballet.co.uk

Residents on Shetland can view flight options to Stornoway and Kirkwall at Loganair’s website

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