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HIE welcomes announcement of Islands Growth Deal funding

Published: 23/07/2020

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) welcomes today’s announcement of an Islands Growth Deal comprising an investment of £50m from the UK Government and £50m from the Scottish Government.

Charlotte Wright, HIE's Chief Executive in An Lochran

Charlotte Wright, HIE Chief Executive, said: “We very much welcome today’s announcement of £100m investment in the Northern and Western Isles over the next ten years under the Islands Growth Deal.

“This will support projects that have the potential to benefit communities across the dispersed population and geography of the islands. It will also promote innovation and employment and help deliver sustainable and inclusive economic recovery in some of our most rural areas.

“We look forward to working closely with our partners in the Islands Growth Deal to deliver these important benefits over the next ten years.”

More information is in the news release below, which was issued by the Scottish Government today.

https://news.gov.scot/news/gbp-50-million-for-islands