UK Government commitment to Argyll and Bute Rural Growth Deal welcomed by Donald Cameron MSP

An announcement by the UK Government to commit £25m to the Argyll and Bute Rural Growth Deal was welcomed by Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron.

The funding will be matched by the Scottish Government, meaning £50m worth of investment coming to Argyll and Bute, following a campaign by Argyll and Bute Council and other agencies, as well as local Scottish Conservative councillors.

Commenting on the announcement by the UK Government Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron said:

“This is a golden opportunity to strengthen the economy of Argyll and Bute and create a more prosperous future for our communities, and I am proud that it has been delivered by Scottish Conservatives working at the heart of the UK Government.

“The priority must now be for all the relevant agencies, including the Council, and the Scottish Government, to get behind the Growth Deal and ensure that we maximise the benefits from this investment.

The Scottish Conservative MSP added: “There is so much that can be done to realise our potential and I am looking forward to working with all the partners to ensure we do just that.”