Trainspotting star Kevin McKidd has appealed to David Cameron not to close the threatened base at RAF Lossiemouth.
The Elgin-born actor said closing the base would be "a disaster" and outlined his fears about "the massive economic and social damage a double RAF base closure will mean to Moray and the north of Scotland".
In his appeal to save RAF Lossiemouth, Mr McKidd said: "Growing up near Lossiemouth I understand how important the base and the personnel are to the area.
"If RAF Lossiemouth is shut or the air force moved away it will be a disaster to my home area.
"I am really worried and I hope the Prime Minister understands the massive economic and social damage a double RAF base closure will mean to Moray and the north of Scotland.
"Closing nearby RAF Kinloss has been bad enough, but the impact of a double RAF base cut is unimaginable.
"I know everyone in my home area is waiting on tenterhooks for what is a massive decision with a very real impact on the future welfare of the area as a whole."
Secretary of State for Defence Dr Liam Fox is expected to announce his decision some time next week
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