MSP in EU fund warning
New statistics have showcased how Rutherglen and Cambuslang schools and services have benefitted from EU funding in recent years.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has claimed the figures are evidence of how Brexit will harm the local area.
The numbers, featured through the www.myeu.uk website, show that the EU has invested around £275,000 locally via research projects and for language training in schools.
Funding for local projects include £3,147 to Calderwood Primary School, £1,687 to St Charles’ Primary School and £1,861 to Trinity High School, all for Language Training projects and £272,720 to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to fund four per cent of their HEIMDALL research programme.
Also benefitting were projects throughout Castlemilk and Toryglen.
Ms Haughey said: “EU funding has made a huge contribution to infrastructure, culture, and opportunities in Scotland, and it has helped several projects locally too.
“Far from delivering extra cash for the NHS, as was infamously promised by the leave campaign bus, Scotland faces losing out on billions of pounds of funding with no clarity from the UK government over how this will be replaced.
“We are being dragged out of the European Union against our will, and Rutherglen and Cambuslang will be hugely damaged because of this. The only solution is to stay in the single market and customs union.”