Highlands & Islands

Funding for £300m City Deal bid for Inverness

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Image caption Highland Council is to make a bid for millions of pounds of government funding

Highland Council is to be provided with £100,000 to help it prepare a bid for up to £300m of UK government City Deal funding.

In Scotland, Glasgow and Clyde Valley are already benefiting from the initiative.

The Treasury will give Highland Council the £100,000.

If the the local authority is successful in its bid, millions of pounds would be put towards building a new sports hub, museum and art gallery.

The Treasury said a decision on a deal could be made later this year.

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