HOLLYWOOD screen star Kevin McKidd has added his voice to the campaign to save RAF Lossiemouth.
The Elgin-born actor, whose parents still live in the town, has urged the UK Government to re-think any decision to close the base.
McKidd, who is currently based in Los Angeles, said: "This would be devastating for Moray, plain and simple - not just for Lossiemouth but the entire region. In what are already difficult times economically, it seems this move would throw the Moray area into a downward spiral."
McKidd, who first burst to prominence in the movie, 'Trainspotting', in 1996, has gone on to enjoy a successful TV and film career.
He is currently starring in the hit US TV medical drama, "Grey's Anatomy". He is patron of the Out of the Darkness Theatre company in Moray, where his mum, Kath, is administrator.
"I urge the powers-that-be to reconsider the closure of RAF Lossiemouth," added Mr McKidd, "for the sake of my home area, which depends upon its presence."
Source : The Northern Scot