The Scottish Government’s strong commitment to investment in infrastructure in Glasgow has been highlighted today, as it was revealed that the area benefits from £1.12bn of funding for infrastructure projects being delivered in 2018.
Local projects such as the Woodside Health Centre and the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme are due to be completed during 2019 and 2020 benefitted from over 1 billion pounds of funding, and there are a number of new projects and schemes being lined up to be started next year.
The Scottish Government has reiterated its commitment to investing in key projects across Scotland, in 2019 – even in the face of Westminster cuts to funding of almost £2billion.
The last few years have seen number of high-profile projects completed in Scotland, including the Queensferry Crossing, Borders Railway, and new college campuses in Glasgow, Inverness and Ayrshire.
Commenting, SNP MSP Sandra White said:
“Investing in infrastructure means better public services, enhanced connectivity, more jobs and growth in our economy.
“I am delighted to hear that the SNP government invested a record £1.12bn in significant infrastructure projects being delivered in Glasgow. This has not only created jobs and boosted the local economy in the short-term, but will also contribute to a lasting economic legacy in the area.
“But Scotland has the potential to do so much more in building for the future and transforming communities.
“With full powers over our economy in the hands of the Scottish Parliament, we could create more jobs and reverse Tory cuts and the damage of austerity in Glasgow.”