The Baird of Bute Society was founded to inspire others to follow in the footsteps of Bute blacksmith Andrew Blain Baird, who undertook Scotland’s first heavier-than-air powered flight at Ettrick Bay in September 1910 in an aircraft he designed and built himself.
Craig Clark, founder of Glasgow-based company Clyde Space – the company which built Scotland’s first satellite which launched from Russia in July, also received an award for innovation.
Amanda McMillan said: “To receive the Baird of Bute Society’s Scottish Aviation Award is a tremendous honour. I have always counted myself very lucky to be the MD of Glasgow Airport and to lead such a wonderful team who work tirelessly to ensure the airport continues, and in accepting this award I hope I can play a small part in keeping his memory alive.”
For more information about the Baird of Bute Society’s awards, visit http://bairdofbutesociety.webs.com/