Scottish renewables ‘neglected’ by Westminster

Scotland continued to complain about being “neglected” by the UK Government as it today announced a £26 million funding to boost renewables and low carbon projects in the country. The […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Scotland continued to complain about being “neglected” by the UK Government as it today announced a £26 million funding to boost renewables and low carbon projects in the country.

The investment is part of an overall £105 million package announced by Finance Secretary John Swinney last month for Scotland’s economic growth.

This comes after the Scottish Government asked for the UK’s underspent budget of £6.7 billion last year for its projects earlier this week. It claimed it has “repeatedly” called on the UK to provide investment but has failed to receive support.

Mr Swinney said: “The Scottish Government is determined to act to secure the future of this country in the face of Westminster economic neglect.

“I am pleased that this funding will support a suite of projects which will help us to take proper advantage of these resources to deliver economic growth for the Scottish people.”

The funding will be used for projects such as the Green Bus Fund to support low carbon buses across Scotland and the Rutherglen Low Carbon Zone.