Moray Growth Deal


The Moray Growth Deal represents a once in a lifetime opportunity for Moray.

On Thursday 11th July 2019, the first round of funding for the Moray Growth Deal was announced. The Scottish and UK Governments will contribute a totalof £65 million, which will be bolstered by further funding from regional and private sector partners. Read more about this announcement here


The Moray Growth Deal is a regional deal designed to boost economic growth across Moray. It is a long-term plan centered around specific projects designed to transform the economy, address concerns around encouraging young people to live and work in the area and address gender inequality in employment. The Moray Growth Deal brings together Scottish and UK governments, Moray Council, partners from across the public and third sectors and private businesses.
Each of these partners is investing in a better future for Moray

Links to information about Moray can be found here


Our vision for Moray is that by 2030, the region is known as:

  • An ambitious community
  • A thriving and well-connected place to do business
  • A place characterised by innovation from tradition
  • An environment in which quality of life is valued and supported


A destination of choice

The Moray Growth Deal is all about looking to the future of Moray and we want to create projects which address the issues that really matter to the people of Moray. We hope that it will transform the economy and, in particular, encourage young people to stay and work in Moray whilst also addressing any gender inequality in employment.

How do we deliver this? With higher paid jobs, improved skills offering, business growth, improved infrastructure and by showcasing our vibrant and cultural communities, we hope we can make Moray stronger and fairer.


Community Engagement

Part of the process of attracting government support is to demonstrate residents are behind the bid. To gauge this support the ‘My Moray’ campaign was launched in July 2017.

This included a dedicated website, attendance at local events, briefings to community groups, engagement with the local business community, specific workshops at Moray College UHI and the My Moray social media campaign.

All this activity has resulted in 1,200 responses to an online survey to ascertain the wants and needs of Moray locals and its business community. The survey showed an 83 per cent approval rating for the deal, with the top areas people wanted to see improvement listed as jobs, education, leisure/recreation and business growth.


Business Engagement

Alongside engaging with the community, the Moray Growth Deal bid needs support from the business community. By pledging your support, you will help us demonstrate to all stakeholders that the private sector is working alongside the public sector to develop a long-term plan for our region.


Businesses that have pledged their support so far include:

Not Just a place to work, but places to experience

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