Our focus on Infrastructure, Development and Place will harness the strength and quality of Scotland's cities, towns and rural areas and promote the digital economy. Our focus on place is also about improving the overall quality of life in our neighbourhoods.
Our key actions in this area include:
- Despite massive cuts to the capital budget from Westminster we are committed to prioritising our spend on capital to maximise the impact on jobs and the economy, including the construction of the Forth Replacement Crossing - the largest civil engineering project in Scotland in a generation
- Boosting investment in Scotland's infrastructure by working with the highly successful Scottish Futures Trust to roll out a £2.5 billion programme of NPD investment, maximise investment from the Rail Regulatory Asset Base and leverage new investment from innovative measures such as Tax Incremental Financing, the National Housing Trust and the JESSICA Fund
- Setting out plans for a Next Generation Digital Fund to accelerate the delivery of superfast broadband across Scotland
- Introducing an Agenda for Cities to support cities and their regions maximise their potential as engines of growth in the Scottish economy
In December 2011, we published our Infrastructure Investment Plan which sets out the full range of actions we're taking in this area.
National Renewables Infrastructure Plan
Scotland's Digital Future