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[7/8/23] Partner News: The Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal Marks its Fifth Anniversary

The Edinburgh & South East Scotland City Region Deal has marked its fifth anniversary

With an investment of £1.5 billion over 15 years, The UK and Scottish governments, along with regional stakeholders, are committed to enhancing transportation, housing, culture, skills, employability, and innovation across the region. This investment will benefit more than 24% of Scotland's population, making it one of the most ambitious deals in the UK.

Celebrating the five-year mark, the City Region Deal has helped employ 4000 people and improved skills in 67,000.

Strong progress has been made on delivering 3,500 new homes in Winchburgh, over 540 mid-market rent homes have been delivered by Edinburgh Living, nine new industrial units in Fife, with more on the way in the Scottish Borders. £3 million has been secured to enhance regional bus services, and over 700 small to medium-sized businesses have been supported across the region.

The Edinburgh & South East Scotland City Region Annual Report will be released in the following weeks.

Watch their video, highlighting some of the main achievements over the past five years: