In the past year infrastructure projects worth £3 billion were delivered in Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s Infrastructure Investment Plan, including new schools, hospitals and roads.
This is in addition to ongoing funding to deliver 50,000 affordable homes in this Parliament; investment in the transformation of childcare provision; the roll-out of superfast broadband; and investment in City Region Deals.
Here’s just some of what was has been delivered over the past year.
- Scotland’s largest infrastructure project in a generation, the Queensferry Crossing, opened in August 2017.
- The M8 ‘missing link’ was completed – connecting Glasgow and Edinburgh by continuous motorway for the first time.
- The first section of the A9 dualling programme has opened, with the completion of construction between Kincraig and Dalraddy. By 2025, we aim to dual the A9 all the way from Perth to Inverness.
- 41 school projects completed through the ‘Schools for the Future’ programme.
- The new £275 million Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary was opened in December 2017.
- The £33.3 million Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service National Centre in Edinburgh completed construction.
…and the projects that began construction in the past year.
- NHS Orkney’s £77.4 million New Hospital and Healthcare Facilities project is underway – the biggest in the board’s history.
- Work has begun on the new £78 million Forth Valley College campus in Falkirk
- The £32.2 million Inverness Justice Centre commenced construction in March this year.