It is a landmark moment for Ayrshire today as the £251 million Ayrshire Growth Deal is officially signed by the UK and Scottish Governments and the North, South and East Ayrshire Councils.
This massive investment in the region will see local people benefit from the thousands of jobs created and the HALO will play a big part in this investment as a community led development that will breathe new life into not just Kilmarnock and East Ayrshire, but the whole of Scotland.
The Ayrshire Growth Deal is a major opportunity to strengthen the Ayrshire, Scottish and UK economies. Targeted investment, coordinated throughout Ayrshire, will act as a powerful catalyst to stimulate growth, resulting in increased job opportunities and prosperity for Ayrshire, Scotland and the UK as a whole.
Marie Macklin CBE, Founder and Executive Chair of the HALO, said: “It’s really exciting to see this significant investment being officially signed on what is a huge day for the whole of Ayrshire.
“I’ve seen a cast of thousands really get behind and support this investment and everyone at the HALO is extremely proud to have been a part of this five year journey and, of course, to have been the first project to break ground as part of the Ayrshire Growth Deal.
“A huge congratulations to everyone involved in securing this £251m of investment for Ayrshire.”