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Growth deal: Moray to get £65million


By Alistair Whitfield


Richard Lochhead, Moray Council leader Graham Leadbitter, David Lidington and Douglas Ross.
Richard Lochhead, Moray Council leader Graham Leadbitter, David Lidington and Douglas Ross.

MORAY will receive a £65million growth deal from the UK and Scottish governments.

This headline figure has just been announced by the two governments during a ministerial visit to Moray College.

Holyrood and Westminster are each providing Moray with exactly half of the £65million.

The investment, which will be provided over the course of the next 10 to 15 years, will be targeted across a range of themes, including infrastructure, transport, tourism, energy and skills.

David Lidington, the Deputy Prime Minister, and Richard Locchead, the Minister for Further and Higher Education jointly announced the deal.

Welcoming it, Moray's MP Douglas Ross said: "Now it’s been confirmed, we can progress with a variety of projects that will make a big difference to people living and working in Moray.

"The £32.5m from the UK Government for the Moray Growth Deal makes this the highest funded deal per head of population in the United Kingdom and the fact the Scottish Government has matched this means there will be significant investment in communities throughout Moray. "

  • Full story in tomorrow's print edition of the Northern Scot.

Deputy Prime Minister David Lidington at Moray College this morning
Deputy Prime Minister David Lidington at Moray College this morning



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