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17.10.11

Scottish cities pledge

Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore MP, has pledged to work with the six cities of Scotland on a wide range of issues, including discussions on connectivity, high speed rail and youth unemployment.

He will work with the UK Government to make a positive impact, and to push Scotland higher up the European Cities Monitor, he said.

Moore said: “I welcome Scotland's six cities' coordinated approach. Our cities are unique yet share a common vision and I look forward to working together with them as they work towards fulfilling their full potential as the drivers of Scotland's economic growth.”

SCDI (Scottish Council for Development & Industry) Chief Executive, Dr Lesley Sawers, said: “Scotland's cities are central to our economic recovery and key drivers for growth. We are pleased the Secretary of State is adding his resources and influence to support the vision of Scotland's cities.

“We recognise that this agenda will support all of Scotland's communities, not just our urban areas, and look forward to realising the wider benefits for the whole country.”

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