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Islands Growth Deal announced

Published: 20/01/2023

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) welcomes the announcement of an agreement to invest £100m in the future economic prosperity of Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides.

The Islands Growth Deal was signed today (Friday 20 January) in Orkney by UK and Scottish Government Ministers and the council leaders of the three island groups.

Stuart Black, Chief Executive of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) said:

“We very much welcome today’s announcement of £100m joint investment in Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides, from the Scottish and UK Governments.

“This will provide a boost to projects that have the potential to benefit communities across the dispersed population and geography of the islands. It will also provide innovation and employment and help deliver sustainable and inclusive economic recovery in some of our most fragile 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.”

Read the full news release on Comhairle nan Eilean Siar's website www.cne-siar.gov.uk/news/2023/january/islands-growth-deal-signed