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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.

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

Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal

The Scottish Government is investing £300 million in the Deal alongside additional funding from the six local authorities, Edinburgh University and the UK Government.

The overall Deal package is worth £1.1bn and will deliver inclusive economic growth across the region through housing, innovation, transport, skills and culture. Regional partners expect that the new deal will deliver 21,000 new jobs for the area.

Read the news story from 2017 and download the Heads of Terms

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.

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.

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.

Future deals

We are currently discussing potential City Region Deals for the Edinburgh and South of East Scotland City Region, Stirling and Clackmannanshire, and for the Tay Cities Region (Angus, Dundee, Fife, and Perth and Kinross). We are also working with the three Ayrshire Councils on their growth deal proposals.