Gateway welcomes £3m Holyrood boost
Clyde Gateway has been awarded an additional £3 million in funding from the Scottish Government.
Housing minister Margaret Burgess announced the news earlier this week.
The money will support the continued development of derelict sites in Rutherglen, as well as Dalmarnock and Bridgeton.
Mrs Burgess said:“It is vital we continue the regeneration of South Lanarkshire and Glasgow’s East End, which will serve to maintain the long-term legacy of the Commonwealth Games.
“Since long before the games took place we have witnessed a steady transformation of an area once viewed as one of Scotland’s most deprived.
“We have taken care to ensure the transformation is more than an urban makeover. Its purpose is to tackle inequalities, create jobs and opportunities, ultimately improving the lives of those who live in the area.”
Ian Manson, chief executive of Clyde Gateway, said:“This additional funding from the Scottish Government, together with the commitment given to our long-term future, will be welcomed right across the East End and South Lanarkshire.
“This is a reward for the hard work we have been putting in, together with our two council partners, Scottish Enterprise and with the support of the local community, to ensure the Clyde Gateway regeneration has a clear and immediate impact.
“At the same time it also acknowledges just how much more still needs to be done to address continued challenges around worklessness, educational attainment and poor health, all of which must be overcome if we are to deliver a lasting, meaningful and sustainable legacy.”