31st July 2016

Stirling MP Takes Stirling City Deal Case To Whitehall

Stirling from the west
Steven Paterson MP

Steven Paterson MP in Parliament

Stirling MP Steven Paterson will meet with Scotland Office Ministers in coming weeks to make the case for a committed City Deal for Stirling.

Other cities, such as Glasgow, have already received financial packages from the UK and Scottish Governments and Mr Paterson has called for similar investment for the Stirling area.

The detailed business plan for Stirling aims to: grow the Stirling economy; boost tourism; increase jobs; and encourage sustainable industries across the Stirling area.

Mr Paterson has been in touch with Scottish Secretary David Mundell MP on this issue, and will be meeting with Scotland Office Minister Lord Dunlop in coming weeks to discuss the UK Government’s commitment to investing in Stirling.

Steven Paterson said:

“I look forward to meeting with Lord Dunlop at the earliest opportunity to discuss a city deal for Stirling and I am delighted that the UK Government is now looking at investing in our city and rural area.

“The business case set out for Stirling is ambitious and, if properly funded, will bring new opportunities to people across the area in terms of jobs and business growth. This is a chance to grow our key industries, such as tourism and hospitality, and really get the most out of what the Stirling area has to offer.

“I will use my discussions with UK Government Ministers to highlight the importance of investment in exploiting Stirling as a focal point for tourism and unlocking new business opportunities.”