Increased Investment in Infrastructure Planned by Scottish Government

Investing in Scotland’s infrastructure is crucial to the economic health of the nation. The range of projects  includes Phase One of the Orkney Research Campus , the Stromness Waste Water upgrade and the Development Trusts on Sanday and Westray.

Sometimes not everything goes to plan and there is often disruption whilst work is ongoing when any new infrastructure is being constructed. New Sewage Works Threat to Local Fishing


Around Scotland the projects funded include the internationally renowned Queensferry Crossing. At 1.7 miles (2.7km) it is the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world and cost the Scottish Government over £1.3billion.

Click on this link to see a selection of the projects since 2009 – map

Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, in the Scottish Government said:

“Our infrastructure will continue to see substantial investment, and it is our mission to steadily increase annual infrastructure investment so it is £1.5 billion per year higher at the end of the next Parliament than in 2019-20.

Infrastructure projects“Good infrastructure is essential to our economy and wellbeing and for the delivery of efficient, high-performing public services. We want to do more to recognise the value of our infrastructure investment and the new map shows examples of the support the Scottish Government has provided the length and breadth of the country.

“We will continue to make the investment in our infrastructure that is required to support economic growth, boost international competitiveness and prepare for the uncertainty of Brexit.

Evie Community School opened on the 15th of June 2018.  The school was built with a grant of £1.36 million from the Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme and £1.74 million from Orkney Islands Council.New Evie School Opens

John Swinney and Harvey Johnston Evie School

John Swinney (R) and Harvey Johnston (L) at the opening of the new Evie School



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