City’s lotto cash boost

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HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds have been secured to boost employment prospects in some of Edinburgh’s poorest areas.

The Big Lottery has provided more than £320,000 to be invested in deprived zones across north Edinburgh, such as Muirhouse and Pilton.

The Tomorrow’s People initiative is aimed at boosting skills in young people, making them more prepared for the world of work.

City MSP Colin Keir, who highlighted the cash at the Scottish Parliament, said: “These projects are effective because they encourage people to work as a team and think about the communities they live in.”