04 April 2019

The Borderlands Partnership has welcomed the first funding announcement following the confirmation of a £345 million deal from the UK and Scottish Governments.

The multi-million pound deal will mean thousands of new job opportunities, millions of extra tourists to the area, improved digital connectivity and unlocking investment in towns across the region generating a predicted £1.3bn return on the Governments’ investment.

The Borderlands Partnership is a unique collaboration that brings together the five cross-border local authorities - Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Northumberland County Council and Scottish Borders Council.

The UK Government has confirmed The Alnwick Garden will receive up to £5m to help develop the largest play structure in the world and it is due to open to the public in 2021. The scheme, called Lillidorei, is set to boost the economy of Alnwick and surrounding area by £68m over ten years.

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