FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a £5.5million cash injection to help create jobs and attract private investment to Clyde Gateway.
The announcement comes on the day that the First Minister and her Cabinet took part in a full day of events in the area to mark a decade of Clyde Gateway, culminating in a public discussion at the Emirates Arena.
Clyde Gateway’s Magenta office park development at Dalmarnock
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “This funding underlines the Scottish Government’s long-term commitment to Clyde Gateway over the term of this Parliament. It will act as a catalyst for investment and deliver a physical, social and economic transformation of what has historically been one of the most deprived areas in Scotland.
“Clyde Gateway has worked tirelessly to tackle inequalities, while establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with the local community, playing a huge part in making it a fantastic location for people to live and businesses to locate.”
Lord Smith of Kelvin, the chair of Clyde Gateway said: “This announcement of long-term funding is very welcome. It ensures Clyde Gateway will continue to deliver and support the broad range of projects and activities which are helping to overcome complex and time-consuming challenges.
“I would like to thank the First Minister and her colleagues for ensuring that Scotland’s biggest and most ambitious regeneration programme remains very much on track.”