Council Leader Hails "Fantastic News" of £20 Million Investment in Dumfries Town Centre
Dumfries and Galloway Council Leader, Councillor Gail Macgregor, today welcomed the news that Dumfries will receive a £20 million investment from the UK Government.
The funding will help regenerate and revive Dumfries town centre.
Councillor Macgregor said: "I welcome the fantastic news of £20 million funding to invest in the long-term future of Dumfries town, our regional capital.
"This funding will make a massive contribution to improving the long-term prospects of Dumfries - and secure its rich history and culture for generations to come.
"The Council has been working with local community organisations, businesses and the third sector for some time in an effort to help support their ambitious plans for the social and economic recovery of Dumfries town centre.
"We all recognise the impact the closure of shops has had on the local high street, and we are confident that there is a bright future for Dumfries.
"I look forward to working with community leaders, businesses and local people to maximise the impact and opportunity this investment will have."
Seven Scottish towns have been named by the Prime Minister as part of £1.1 billion levelling up investment being provided to 55 towns across the UK.
Clydebank, Coatbridge, Dumfries, Elgin, Irvine, Greenock and Kilmarnock will each receive £20 million from the UK Government as part of a long-term investment plan to improve their future.
You can find out more about it here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-puts-local-people-in-control-of-more-than-1-billion-with-long-term-plan-for-left-behind-towns