The Dream That Wouldn’t Die

The 50-Year Fight for Prestwick Airport
A book by Ann Galbraith

About the book…

This is a modern-day David and Goliath story, the tale of the plucky little community airport that took on the might of the giant British Airports Authority and its powerful backers—and won.

It is a story of dedication, courage, and faith.

The Dream that Wouldn’t Die traces the many twists and turns in the evolution of a business started in the depths of the 1930s depression to the boom times of the 21st century and the new challenges that lie ahead.

World war, nationalisation, and political experiment did not deter the different generations of extraordinary men who faced enormous challenges with skill and audacity.

This book is a testament to entrepreneurial determination and zeal.


This book tells the important story of a small airport struggling against a big government. It is a story highly relevant both to small businesses and to communities determined to maintain employment and contribute to the public good.

Sir Malcolm Rifkind, MP for Kensington and Chelsea, and former Secretary of State for Scotland

If it hadn’t been for these men and their drive and dedication, Glasgow Prestwick Airport wouldn’t be where it is today.

Mark Rodwell, CEO Glasgow Prestwick Airport

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