Through the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, the UK Government is working together with the Scottish Government, Stirling Council, Clackmannanshire Council, partners and the private sector to make Stirling and Clackmannanshire even better places to live, work, visit and invest.
City Region Deals are agreements between the UK Government, Scottish Government, local authorities and other partners to invest in cities and regions.
The UK and Scottish Governments will invest £90 million in Stirling and Clackmannanshire. The money is being used to attract more businesses, good quality jobs and specialist skills to the region. This will deliver a boost to local economies and improve public services.
Key projects that are already benefitting from the City Region Deal include the Aquaculture Innovation Hub and the International Environment Centre.
Aquaculture Innovation Hub
The Aquaculture Innovation Hub, a key project of the City Region Deal, will develop solutions to help ensure Scotland’s vital fish farming industry is as efficient, productive and environmentally friendly as possible. The Hub, which is the first of its kind in the UK, will attract industry experts from around the world to its state-of-the-art facilities, helping to secure Stirling’s place as a centre of excellence for aquaculture research and development.
International Environment Centre
The International Environment Centre, which is a partnership between the University of Stirling, Forth Valley College and Clackmannanshire Council, will bring together experts from the UK and around the world to help ensure the region is taking full advantage of its natural environment and heritage.