Date lodged: 7 July 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether local or rural growth deals will be introduced across the whole of Scotland; what the timescale and process will be for agreeing deals, and whether they would be modelled on the existing city region deal agreements.
Answered by: Keith Brown 19 July 2017
The Scottish Government is committed to working with all our cities and regions; urban and rural to unlock investment. This could be individually or collectively and could be through a Deal, one of the SG’s devolved initiatives to stimulate growth and deliver infrastructure investment, or a combination of measures.
The Scottish Government is working with a number of regional partners who have developed economic growth proposals to realise opportunities across Scotland, capitalising upon local knowledge and resources to deliver more equal growth across the country.