To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent progress has been made with the Borderlands Growth Deal.
9 September 2019
Heads of Terms for the Borderlands Growth Deal was agreed by all parties in the Borders on 1 July.
Since then, my officials have continued to engage with the Borderlands partners, including a meeting in Carlisle on 9 August to consider governance arrangements and a meeting in Edinburgh on 27 August with lead officers to discuss progress across all the themes.
On 11 September, officials are due to meet with the Scottish Government and Dumfries & Galloway Council to discuss the particular proposal for a Dairy Innovation Centre.