Commenting on the funding announcement for a Borderlands Growth Deal made by the UK Government and Scottish Government, Finlay Carson MSP said: “The confirmation of a Borderlands Growth Deal is hugely welcome and delivers on the manifesto commitment made by the Conservatives in 2017, which recognised the unique economic challenges of communities on both sides of the border.
“There has been significant work put into the Borderlands Deal and I am delighted that we have reached the point where funding has been committed by both Governments. We must get this right to ensure the future growth and potential of our local economy.
“This significant investment from the UK and Scottish Governments is a major boost for the infrastructure and strengthens our links with our neighbours south of the border .
“This deal more than any other highlights the benefits of both of Scotland’s Government’s working together.
“I look forward to working closely with stakeholders to ensure that every community of Galloway and West Dumfries feels the benefit of this long overdue economic boost.
“I particularly look forward to seeing more detail on the chosen projects which I sincerely hope include the waterfront project in Stranraer.
“With well managed projects the Borderlands Growth Deal can give our local economy a real boost in the coming years in terms of jobs and investment.”