Published: 02/12/2017 06:00 - Updated: 04/12/2017 12:24

Wish list drawn up in 2015 in bid to improve Inverness

IC 200, Inverness Courier

 

A LIST of bold proposals including improvements to transport links, digital connectivity and creating new skills academies were drawn up as part of a City Deal for Inverness and the wider Highlands.

The aim of the deal, involving investment from the UK and Scottish governments plus funding from Highland Council and other partners, was to boost the Highland economy, create new jobs, attract professionals working in science, technology and engineering to the region and encourage young people not to move away from the Highlands for further education and work.

The £350 million deal was signed in 2016 in a ceremony in Inverness. It was signed by Highland Council leader Margaret Davidson, Infrastructure Secretary Keith Brown and also Lord Dunlop, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Scotland Office.

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