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Westminster meetings to discuss Moray Growth Deal


By Louise Shaw

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PROMOTERS of the Moray Growth Deal are to visit Westminster tomorrow for a series of meetings.

The bid to secure the £200 million deal will take another step forward as representatives visit London to attend meetings organised by Moray MP Douglas Ross.

Moray MP Douglas Ross has organised a series of meetings at Westminster.
Moray MP Douglas Ross has organised a series of meetings at Westminster.

The group will also attend a reception at the Scotland Office in Dover House.

The proposed deal, which would incorporate 14 projects, includes a new gas pipeline to service residents and help industry grow, as well as two new campuses for Moray College UHI.

A cultural hub is also proposed to help attract tourists to Moray.

Commenting ahead of the visit Mr Ross said: "The event hosted at the Scotland Office follows a similar reception in the Scottish Parliament and hopefully shows how both of our Governments are working together to deliver a growth deal for Moray.

"I have been keen to maximise the opportunities for those attending from Moray to highlight the benefits for our area to key decision makers in Parliament and across Government.

"There is no doubt that the Moray Growth Deal can be transformational and make a real difference to communities across the area.

"I have also been keen to use my position as a member of the governing party to secure meeting at the Ministry of Defence and 11 Downing Street to meet with treasury ministers.

"These two departments will play a key role in the progress of the Moray Growth Deal and I'm delighted we will be able to get into the heart of government and promote the benefits of this deal for Moray."


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