New funding which has been earmarked to go towards a variety of Growth Deals, including the proposed Argyll and Bute Rural Growth Deal and the proposed Islands Deal, has been welcomed by Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron.
An additional £300m of new funding has been announced today by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson while on a visit to Scotland, where he met with Armed Forced personnel at Faslane, and held separate meetings with Ruth Davidson and Nicola Sturgeon.
Since the Growth Deal scheme was first launched, some £2.78bn have already been committed, with the new funding announced today taking it over the £3bn mark.
Donald Cameron MSP said:
“This announcement from the Prime Minister is very welcome news, and I know there will be a lot of people across Argyll and Bute, the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland who will be delighted to hear this.
This is a prime example of the commitment of the UK Government to supporting economic growth in some of the most rural parts of Scotland.
Obviously the devil is in the detail, and I look forward to engaging with the Scotland Office further on that matter, and working with the all of the local authorities involved to see how best we can capitalise on the Deal.”