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City Region Deals

City Region Deals are agreements between the Scottish Government, the UK Government and local government designed to bring about long-term strategic approaches to improving regional economies. They are implemented by regional partners and overseen by the Scottish City Region Deal Delivery Board.

Each deal is tailored to its city region, reflecting its individual economic strengths and weaknesses, and comprises a programme of interventions to support positive, transformative change.

We develop and deliver these interventions in collaboration with partners drawn from the broader public sector, such as Scottish Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland, as well as from businesses, colleges and universities.

Current deals

Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal

Both we and the UK Government have committed up to £45.1 million each towards the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal. Regional partners will match this investment with up to £123.8 million, resulting in a deal worth over £214 million.

Regional partners estimate that over the next 10 to 15 years, these interventions will unlock private investment worth in excess of £640 million, delivering over 5,000 new jobs across a wide range of sectors in the City Region.

In addition, the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair work has committed a further £5 million investment into the region. This extra investment will deliver a new Business Park at Kildean and will support the next stage of development of the proposed new infrastructure at Callander. This has to potential to deliver 1,500 new jobs and £275m of private sector leverage.

The news releases, which include the Heads of Terms, can be found here:
£5 million additional funding for Stirling and Clackmannanshire
£90.2 million City Region Deal for Stirling and Clackmannanshire
Stirling and Clackmannanshire city region deal: Heads of Terms agreement

Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal

We and the UK Government have each committed £300 million to the deal over 15 years alongside additional funding from partners comprising six member authorities, the city region's universities and colleges, and the private and third sectors.

The overall deal package is worth more than £1.3 billion and will deliver inclusive economic growth across the region through housing, innovation, transport, skills and culture. Our investment will contribute towards 41,000 new homes, 21,000 jobs and improve the skills of an estimated 14,700 people.

Read the news story: Edinburgh and South East City Region Deal.

Find more information on the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region deal website.

Glasgow City Region Deal

We are contributing £500 million to the £1.13 billion Glasgow City Region City Deal Infrastructure Investment Fund over 20 years.

The regional partners estimate that the overall investment of £1.13 billion will deliver around 29,000 jobs in the region and attract around £3.3 billion of private sector investment.

Read the news story from 2014 and download the full deal document.

Find out more about the Glasgow City Region Deal.

Aberdeen City Region Deal

We and the UK Government have each committed up to £125 million to the Aberdeen City Region Deal, supplemented by up to £44 million committed by Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Council and other local partners.

The 10-year deal aims to encourage investment in innovation, internationalisation, digital connectivity and infrastructure across the region.

We have committed a further £245 million to delivering improved transport and broadband networks and local housing programmes.

Read the news story from November 2016 and download the full deal document.

Find out more about the Aberdeen City Region Deal.

Inverness and Highland City Region Deal

We have committed up to £135 million in the Inverness and Highland City Region Deal. The UK Government has committed up to £53 million, and the Highland council and regional partners have committed up to £127 million over 10 years.

Regional partners estimate that this total investment package of £315 million could attract an additional £800 million of investment by the private sector.

The deal will support improvements to the region's digital connectivity, digital healthcare, skills, innovation and infrastructure, with the aim of stimulating long-term productivity and economic growth.

Read the news story from January 2017 and download the full deal document.

Find out more about the Inverness and Highland City Region Deal.

Future deals

We are currently discussing potential City Region Deals for the Tay Cities Region (Angus, Dundee, Fife, and Perth and Kinross). We are also working with the three Ayrshire Councils and the Borderlands (Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, Carlisle City, Northumberland and Cumbria) on their growth deal proposals.