An ambitious programme to position Stirling as an economic and cultural powerhouse
The Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal in which Stirling Council is the lead financial partner has been developed in collaboration with our citizens, communities and partners from the public, private and third sectors over the last 5 years.
The deal was signed at a special event at Forth Valley College on Wednesday, 26 Feb 2020 and this sealed a collective commitment to a £214m investment package across the Stirling and Clackmannanshire area. This Includes government grant pledged to the deal at Heads of Terms of £90.2 million, split roughly 50/50 between Scottish and UK governments
The deal focuses on delivering national and international sustainability through cutting edge environmental projects, innovation in the digital and tourism sectors and boosting skills across the region to create a pathway for future success and resilience.
Read the Full Deal Document on the UK Government and Scottish Government websites.
It is founded on an ambition for Stirling’s people and potential, to recognise the city as an economic and cultural powerhouse by building on its assets to create a beautiful city which generates wealth and increases opportunities for all. .
Stirling compares well with other cities nationally and our aspiration is to benchmark against the best cities internationally, by attracting and retaining talent and nurturing business growth.
The Deal will build on Stirling Council’s existing key projects and initiatives designed to drive economic improvements. These include significant investment in housing and transport, a new multi-partnership cultural strategy for the area and a renewed rural economic strategy.
Through engagement with a wide variety of stakeholders, The Stirling and Clackmannanshire Deal will focus on seven key areas of investment that have been identified as particular strengths for the area overall and areas :
- Culture, Heritage & Tourism
- Capital Fund for Clackmannanshire
- Transport, Connectivity & Low Carbon
- Skills and Inclusion