Local Growth Deals: Borderlands:Written question - 284577

Asked by John Lamont
(Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Scotland Office
Local Growth Deals: Borderlands
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent progress has been made with the Borderlands Growth Deal.
Answered by: Mr Alister Jack
Answered on: 09 September 2019

Heads of Terms for the Borderlands Growth Deal was agreed by all parties in the Borders on 1 July.

Since then, my officials have continued to engage with the Borderlands partners, including a meeting in Carlisle on 9 August to consider governance arrangements and a meeting in Edinburgh on 27 August with lead officers to discuss progress across all the themes.

On 11 September, officials are due to meet with the Scottish Government and Dumfries & Galloway Council to discuss the particular proposal for a Dairy Innovation Centre.

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