Date lodged: 7 July 2017
To ask the Scottish Government which local authorities have submitted proposals for local or rural growth deal funding, and with which of these it has discussed the possibility of such funding.
Answered by: Keith Brown 19 July 2017
Over and above city region deals The Scottish Government is engaged in a number of discussions with regions developing proposals for economic growth. Deals offer the potential for new collaborative regional partnerships, focused on long-term strategic approaches to improving regional economies.
My officials are working with Argyll & Bute; the 3 Ayrshire Councils; Falkirk; Moray; Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles, who are working together to develop an Island approach and The Borderlands to understand proposals and priorities.