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The Prime Minister visits Edinburgh

Posted on 7 August 2018

On Tuesday 7 August, the Prime Minister paid a visit to Edinburgh where she formally signed off the £600 million Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Deal, with Scotland’s First Minister.

The UK and Scottish Governments have each committed £300m to the City Deal which will see £1.3 billion overall invested in unlocking economic growth and boosting jobs across the region.

This follows the signing of the terms for the Edinburgh City Deal last year, and is part of the UK Government’s investment in UK City and growth Deals in Scotland which has now topped more than £1 billion. That support has been matched by over £1bn of Scottish Government investment.

During the visit, the Prime Minister met with council and university representatives for the signing of the full City Deal.

She also announced £13 million in funding for six science hubs across the country, including Dundee and Glasgow Science Centres, to help improve facilities, create new learning activities to help reach audiences and attract thousands of new visitors.

Whilst in Edinburgh, the Prime Minister also experienced some of Edinburgh’s peak festival season, taking in performances from the Soweto Gospel Choir and visiting the 156th International Exhibition of Photography 2018 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Read the Prime Minister’s remarks at the signing of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Deal - external link