Extra cash to help make city greener

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A FUND aimed at boosting Scotland’s cities is to get extra cash, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

The Scottish Government had previously committed £5 million for the Cities Investment Fund, to be shared between Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness and Stirling.

Now the fund will receive another £2m to help make the cities greener.

Ms Sturgeon said: “The additional funds will focus on collaborative programmes for sustainable cities that will help move us faster towards low-carbon economy.”

Labour’s Drew Smith described the cash as a “welcome but small fund”.

He said when Labour was in power its Cities Growth Fund provided £173m between 2003 and 2008.

He said: “It is a regret that the government has not taken the opportunity to restore the Cities Growth Fund.”