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Overview

Cities and their regions make up around two thirds of Scotland's economy. When they thrive, all of Scotland benefits.

That's why we are working with all seven of Scotland's cities – Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and Stirling – to stimulate investment and create more effective regional economies.

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Background

Our cities and their regions play a vital role in delivering the priorities of Scotland’s Economic Strategy: to increase internationalisation, boost investment and innovation, and support inclusive growth.

Our role as Government is to help our cities to realise their city visions and strengthen their partnerships.

Our cities strategy, Scotland’s Agenda for Cities, was originally published in 2011 and updated in 2016.

The update aligns the Agenda with the latest Economic Strategy, particularly in regard to its increased focus on:

  • securing inclusive economic growth
  • the advent of City Region Deals in Scotland
  • the maturing of the Scottish Cities Alliance

Contact

Email: Region and City Partnerships Team, regionandcitypartnershipsteam@gov.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG