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S5W-09849: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 21 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government which businesses received support from the £100 million capital stimulus funding announced after the EU referendum, broken down by date and amount of support.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 7 July 2017

The information, including the anticipated number of jobs supported, is as follows. Unless stated otherwise, the support was provided between September 2016 and March 2017.



Business Supported

Estimated Jobs Supported where known

Higher Education estate maintenance


The funding was distributed to 19 Universities and higher education establishment across Scotland to use within their estate maintenance programmes.


Trunk road maintenance


Trunk Road Operating Contractors:

Bear Scotland, £6,9 million

Scotland TranServ, £4 million

Amey Highways Ltd, £4 million


The overall maintenance programme supports over 1,500 jobs.

Further Education estate maintenance


The funding was distributed to 16 colleges across Scotland to use within their estate maintenance programmes.


Energy efficiency measures


£9 million was allocated to local authorities to improve the energy efficiency of social housing in their area. Councils managed the projects they were funding. The Scottish Government does not hold information on the contractors used by local authorities.

£1 million was managed by the Energy Saving Trust on behalf of Scottish Government to provide 25% cashback to individuals taking loans for energy efficiency measures in their homes. The Scottish Government does not hold information on which contractors were used by individuals.


Energy efficiency - public sector buildings


£3.8 million Ameresco - 25 May 2017

£6.2 million - installation will be delivered by one of the NHS Carbon and Energy Fund Framework Contractors during 2017-18 - Award pending


Local economic development capital projects


Longannet Task Force Projects

£2.0 million to Clackmannanshire Council to support the creation of business units and a community enterprise hub to enable increased SME development.

£2.7 million to Fife Council to support an enterprise hub and industrial workshops in Kincardine.

Hawick Action Plan Projects

£3.625 million to Scottish Borders Council to deliver actions in the Hawick Action Plan.

Irvine Enterprise Area Project

£1.675 million Irvine, North Ayrshire – i3 Strategic Investment Campus Gateway Development.


Golden Jubilee Hospital


Funding was provided to the National Waiting Times Centre purchase MRI scanners.


Inverclyde Hospital & Glasgow Royal Infirmary


Funding was provided to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to take forward these projects.


Rail projects


Improvement to air conditioning on 40 Class 158 trains £290,000 Installation on-going Manufacturer - Knorr Bremese – fitment in Scotland


New ticket office at Blairhill station £700,000 Delayed due to land transfer issues. On-site mid-July 2017 Manufacturer – Macemain, Contractor – Luddon Construction Ltd


Wheelchair accessible tables on the new Hitachi Class 385 trains £380,000 - Installation on-going - Manufacturer - Fainsa – fitment in Scotland.


Roll out of 22 Ticket Vending Machines £740,000 - Installation on-going - Manufacturer - Scheidt & Bachmann - installation in Scotland


Roll out of Passenger Counting Equipment to various train fleets £530,000 - Completed Manufacturer - Onyx Rail

Fitment in Scotland


Installation of Customer Information Screens at 28 rural stations £460,000 - Installation on-going - Manufacturer – Info Tech - installation in Scotland


Scottish Fire and Rescue Service estate maintenance


This funding was used for essential works on the following Fire Stations: Bo'Ness, Broxburn, Ellon, Kirkcaldy, Laurencekirk, Lossiemouth, Oban, Rothes, Sighthill and Tain all have new roofs (Total £1.7 million) and various pieces of maintenance have been completed at Benbecula, Cowcaddens, Motherwell as well as some work preparing for the new training facilities at Kirkwall and Sumburgh (Total £300k). The work was carried out by local companies.


Police Scotland estate maintenance


Funding was provided to Police Scotland, who used local SMEs to take forward this work.


Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service estate maintenance


Contractor Arthur McKay


Historic Environment Scotland properties in care investment


Funding was allocated to Historic Environment Scotland to progress a number of projects across Scotland.


Higher Education research


The funding was distributed to 9 Universities and higher education establishments across Scotland to use within their research capital programme.


Clyde Gateway


SSE was awarded the contract on 1 March 2017.


Digital Internet Exchange


London Internet Exchange Limited on or around 29 March 2017.