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Scotland to spend £9bn on infrastructure over four years

The Scottish government today announced in its spending review that it will spend £9bn on infrastructure programmes up to 2015, despite a 36.7% drop in funding due to last year’s UK spending review.

Scottish infrastructure and capital investment secretary Alex Neil welcomed the decision by the Scottish government to switch over £750M from resource expenditure to support the capital programmes.

The targeted investment includes funding for the Forth Replacement Crossing, Edinburgh to Glasgow rail improvements, and a new major hospital in Glasgow.

Scotland’s spending review also included £300M to support renewable energy.

 

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