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Anyone with an interest in the economic future in the South of Scotland is being invited to a series of events to offer their views.

The South of Scotland Economic Partnership is hosting the events, being held across the region between now and June, will help inform plans for the economic future of the area as a new enetrprise agency is established.

The free events are taking place in a range of locations from Stranraer to Eyemouth, with both breakfast and evening events on offer.

Exciting time

Prof Russel Griggs, chair of the partnership, said: “This is an exciting time for the south of Scotland and it is a time when our collective voice, and indeed our individual voices, are being heard at the highest levels in both Scotland and across the UK.

“It is therefore vital that the partnership hears from our local businesses and other stakeholders to ensure that their views are being taken into account. These events will enable them to influence both the future development of the South of Scotland Enterprise Agency and the partnership’s work programme.”

Greater collaboration

The events will allow stakeholders to discuss what powers and focus they would like the South of Scotland Enterprise Agency to have when it is established in 2020, the interim work programme of the partnership and also potential opportunities for the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal.

“It is vital that the partnership hears from our local businesses and other stakeholders to ensure that their views are being taken into account.

Prof Russel Griggs

“The partnership offers an opportunity for greater collaboration and closer working across all sectors.

“It is important for us to work with businesses of all sizes to understand the issues and opportunities that exist and how best the partnership, and in due course the enterprise agency, can attempt to address these and drive inclusive growth across the area.”

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