Over the last two years I’ve been working with colleagues in Westminster, Edinburgh, Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire to deliver investment in Ochil and South Perthshire. I want to secure more local investment, building on the over £70 million already secured for Perth & Kinross and Clackmannanshire between 2017 and 2019.
This has included:
- £1 Million for Crieff International Highland Centre
- £1.6 Million for Aero Space Kinross
- £100,000 for Innerpeffray Library
- £8 Million in Clacks for future projects
- £5 Million for a Plastic Recyling Centre in Glenfarg
Fresh from the signing of the £90m Stirling & Clackmannanshire City Deal, I launched the Clackmannanshire Investment Forum – a group designed to help identify opportunities for the £8m Westminster funding assigned to Clackmannanshire as a result of the City Deal. The £8m fund, which is still to be allocated, has a 12 month timeline to identify projects and business cases to fund.
I have invited representatives from Clackmannanshire Council, including office holders and party group leaders, as well as local civic groups, businesses and will be attended by UK government civil servants from the Scotland Office to be part of a group who will be involved in the investment allocation throughout the County.
I am also committed to supporting high street businesses across Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire.