Published: 19th Mar 2021

Ministers from the UK and Scottish governments have signed a £452m growth deal for the Borderlands region. The deal itself aims to deliver up to 5,500 jobs and £1.1billion of additional GVA with a sustainable and inclusive approach to growth to the areas around the Scotland/England border. It comes after the two governments also signed a £335m growth deal with the leaders of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands Council, and Shetland Islands Council. The Borderlands Partnership is made up of Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Northumberland County Council and Scottish Borders Council. The deal includes £20m for an exciting redevelopment of Carlisle Station (pictured) and the surrounding area, to act as a gateway to the region. It will also support the delivery of a new Berwick Theatre while the skills and innovation work will include the development of a Mountain Biking Innovation Centre in the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)