Infrastructure improvements to the fore from £400m-plus spend

OVER £400m has been spent in and around Glasgow, on “infrastructure improvements, and business and employment programmes” – during the last nine years, by a programme – City Region Deals – funded jointly by the UK and Scottish governments.

The Glasgow Region City Deal was established in 2014 and involves Glasgow City Council and neighbouring local authorities.

And according to its latest annual report – here: “All City Deal projects are underway, with 40 projects already completed including the Sighthill bridge over the M8 motorway in Glasgow (reported here, by the local authority], the new transport hub at Motherwell [ditto here] and Ocean Terminal in Greenock.

“Over 5,500 unemployed residents and 8,000 young people have also been supported into work through the City Deal-funded skills and employment projects.”

Pictured: Cycling infrastructure on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street, Picture credit: Glasgow Region City Deal

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