RUTHERGLEN MSP HIGHLIGHTS INVESTMENT IN CLYDE GATEWAY

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RUTHERGLEN MSP HIGHLIGHTS INVESTMENT IN CLYDE GATEWAY

SNP MSP for Rutherglen Clare Haughey has welcomed confirmation of the value of funding from the Scottish Government provided to Clyde Gateway.

Clyde Gateway is Scotland’s biggest regeneration programme covering 840 hectares in Rutherglen and in the east end of Glasgow. It is a partnership between Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire Council and Scottish Enterprise, backed by funding and direct support from the Scottish Government.

From figures released to the MSP through a written parliamentary question, the Minister for Local Government and Housing Kevin Stewart confirmed that the Scottish Government has provided Clyde Gateway with £150.2 million of funding since 2007-8 – including £5.5m of funding for 2018-19 to support their operating plan.

Only last month, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet visited Clyde Gateway to see the work which has already taken place, and to speak with local residents during a public meeting.

Commenting, Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey said:

“The funding provided by the Scottish Government is clear proof of their ambition and commitment to Rutherglen. Over £150 million is an enormous sum of money, and Clyde Gateway have certainly put it to great use.

“The transformation that the area has undergone in recent years has been unbelievable, no less so than with the many changes to our local landscape. Furthermore, I am also delighted that Rutherglen has been able to attract many thriving businesses to the area which in turn has provided a substantial number of new jobs.

“Clyde Gateway is one of Scotland’s success stories, and I am sure their great work will continue for many years to come.”

ENDS

Notes:

A link to Clare Haughey MSP’s written question can be found here:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx?SearchType=Advance&ReferenceNumbers=S5W-17003&ResultsPerPage=10

Attached is a photograph of Clare Haughey MSP with Cllr Carol Nugent (Rutherglen South) at Clyde Gateway last year.

 

Date published: 14th June 2018

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