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West Central Scotland

  1. 1. Steps taken to bring about development<br />West Central Scotland- industry<br />
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  3. 3. Assisted area<br />A UK region available for special government allowances to try to encourage employment in an area that has consistently high un-employment. Grants are also available from the European Union (EU) through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).<br />To get new businesses and industries to set up in an area, the government offer incentives.<br />East Kilbride has many new companies which set up there because advantages such as grants, staff training and ready built factories were offered by the government. <br />
  4. 4. Enterprise zone<br />Former special zone introduced in the UK in 1980 and designated by government to encourage industrial and commercial activity, usually in economically-depressed areas such as the Gorbals in West Central Scotland. Investment was attracted by means of tax reduction and other financial incentives. Enterprise zones no longer exist, but assisted areas and intermediate areas survive.<br />In 2006 Lanarkshire was Britain’s top Enterprise Zone. Enterprise zones are areas with high unemployment and derelict land. Extra funding is given to these areas by the UK government so that companies an be set up.<br />
  5. 5. Old docklands (Clydeside)<br />The docks in the Clyde Corridor were filled and used for the 1981 Garden Festival. <br />
  6. 6. Garden Festival 1981<br />The Glasgow Garden Festival was It was held in Glasgow between 26 April and 26 September 1981, the first event of its type to be held in the city in 50 years, since the Empire Exhibition of 1938. It attracted 4.3 million visitors over 152 Its significance in the rebirth of the city was underlined by the 1990 European City of Culture title bestowed on Glasgow in September 1986. The two events together catapulted Glasgow into national and international prominence.<br />
  7. 7. Glasgow, miles better (or Glasgow, smiles better)<br />Glasgow&apos;s Miles Better was a campaign to promote the city of Glasgow as a tourist destination and as a location for industry. It was developed by Scottish advertising agency, Struthers Advertising, and featured the phrase &quot;Glasgow&apos;s Miles Better&quot; wrapped around the cartoon figure of Mr Happy. It is regarded as one of the earliest and most successful attempts to rebrand a city in the world and received a number of domestic and international awards.<br />These were slogans used to promote Glasgow as a tourist destination and as a location for industry. Mr Happy was the cartoon character used! <br />
  8. 8. Glasgow- European City of Culture in 1990<br />This was Glasgow’s logo for the campaign in which they one in 1990. <br />In 1999, City of Architecture and Design.<br />
  9. 9. Decontamination of old industrial land.<br />The government funded the cleaning up of the river Clyde and the huge bill to decontaminate old industrial land along the river and Lanarkshire. This made it easier to persuade new development to set up here.<br />Derelict, unused factories were cleaned up so that new industries could set up there.<br />The Clyde Waterfront Regeneration area is a good example.<br />
  10. 10. Improve transport infrastructure<br />The improvement of bridges and major transport links is one of the governments major projects, spending a great deal of money on them. They spend a lot on these projects as they are essential for modern industry and tourism.<br />e.g. improvements to the Kingston Bridge, and others across the Clyde both foot and road (Squinty, Squiggly and Millennium bridges.<br />
  11. 11. Kingston Bridge<br />Built between 1967 and 1970 at a cost of £11 million, the ten-lane Kingston Bridge links the eastern and western sections of the M8 motorway, crossing the River Clyde in the centre of the city of Glasgow. Opened by HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in June 1970, and at 268m in length, it was at the time the longest pre-stressed concrete bridge in Scotland.<br />
  12. 12. Scottish Enterprise<br />The Scottish Enterprise uses tax money in order to go out and seek foreign investments to create jobs. Scottish Enterprise&apos;s mission is to stimulate economic growth in Scotland by supporting business growth and developing the business environment. Its key priorities are to provide a range of high-quality services to help new high-growth businesses, support and develop existing businesses and help Scottish business and industry to develop a strong presence in the global economy - building on Scotland&apos;s reputation as a great place to live, work and do business.<br />
  13. 13. Fill in old docks<br />Old docks in Glasgow were filled up to allow new development in housing and entertainment to enter the city. Once the docks were filled, many of the areas were built over and are now, the Quay, SECC and the science centre.<br />As the shipbuilding industry declined, many of the unused docks on the Clyde were filled in. Nowadays these areas tend to be used for housing. <br />
  14. 14. Glasgow Harbour Development<br />The largest single project is the Glasgow Harbour development, which will regenerate 130 acres of derelict Clyde waterfront between the SECC and the Clyde Tunnel. It has been designed to integrate many different types of entertainment, living, working and relaxing, giving more than 20,000 people jobs! This project cost £1.2 billion and is expected to take 10 years to be completed.<br />
  15. 15. The Quay<br />The Quay is Glasgow’s leading entertainment destination, attracting many tourists as is located close to the city centre. Home to eight superb restaurants, 12 screen Odeon, the city’s newest bowling venue plus Mecca Bingo, Etap Hotel and Alea, Scotland’s largest, most stylish and ultra-modern casino.<br />
  16. 16. The Quay<br />Glasgow’s Quay-side has seen a lot of change in the recent 10 years. <br />
  17. 17. SECC<br />The Scottish Development Agency first supported the construction of the SECC in Glasgow in 1979. A site at the former Queen&apos;s Dock on the north bank of the Clyde at Finnieston, which had closed to navigation in 1969, was selected. Land reclamation works started in 1982 using rubble from the demolished St Enoch railway station. The construction of the SECC buildings began on the site in 1983.<br />
  18. 18. Science Centre<br />Opened to the public in June 2001, Glasgow Science Centre is part of the on-going redevelopment of the Quay, an area which was once a cargo port known as Prince&apos;s Dock. The architects of the Glasgow Science Centre were Building Design Partnership. It was built at a cost of around £75 million, with over £37 million coming from the Millennium Commission. This was to improve tourism in the area.<br />
  19. 19. BBC <br />BBC Scotland&apos;s headquarters is located in Glasgow, and was opened in 2007. The Quay has the largest studio in the UK besides London’s.<br />
  20. 20. STV and BBC<br />Both have recently built new offices beside the Clyde. They offer more jobs to Glasgow and this reduces unemployment rates.<br />The STV studios in Glasgow were originally located in the former Theatre Royal in the Cowcaddens area of the city. In 1974, the company sold the Theatre Royal to Scottish Opera for conversion back to a full theatre and national opera house and moved into custom-built studios next door. The association with Cowcaddens ended in July 2006 when they moved to new studios in Pacific Quay, alongside the Glasgow Science Centre.<br />
  21. 21. Government moved some of own departments to areas to create jobs.<br />The Scottish government moves some of its own departments to areas of high unemployment to create jobs and boost the countries economy. And make Scotland an economically stronger country. For example the department for international development in East Kilbride has placed orders for ships in order to keep the Govan ship yard open .<br />
  22. 22. Government Moved Their Offices:<br />Such as the DFID and Tax Centre 1 into East Kilbride.<br />This has created jobs (service sector) for the local population. <br />
  23. 23. Govan Ship Yard- order from the government MOD. <br />he government has kept the Govan shipyard running by giving it new orders to build more ships . <br />BBC online new link: <br />http://tr.im/Gs6O<br />
  24. 24. More recent things… <br />The area of West Central Scotland is always trying to attract more jobs , most recent campaigns to encourage industrial regeneration and promote tourism are: <br />Homecoming 2009 – promoting Scottish Tourism. <br />Common Wealth 2014 – Promoting Sports and Culture. <br />
  25. 25. Exam tip… <br />When you are answering this question make sure you mention the money to fund all these improvement comes from United Kingdom Central Government, Scottish Executive and European Union Parliament. <br />
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  27. 27. European Regional Development Fund<br />The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) helps stimulate economic development and regeneration in the least prosperous regions of the European Union (EU).<br />
  28. 28. £150 million for upgrade to M80 Between Glasgow and Sterling <br />The European Investment Bank (EIB) has lent GBP 150 million to Highway Management (Scotland) Ltd - - to support the upgrade and operation of an 18km stretch of road between Stepps and Haggs on the M80, which links Glasgow and Stirling The improvements to the only remaining non-motorway section of the M80 will have an important positive impact on the local community, increasing the capacity of one of the most heavily trafficked roads in Scotland. Reduced congestion will cut travel time for drivers and improved accessibility to the surrounding area will encourage economic growth. <br />
  29. 29. European Social Fund <br />Scotland has received European funding for more than 20 years, under the EU&apos;s Regional Policy. <br />During that time well over £2,000 million has been spent on a huge variety of projects in the designated areas of Scotland - normally matched pound for pound by money from national or local government or other sources. <br />