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The Tay Cities Region Deal

DigiTay is funded by the Scottish Government through the Tay Cities Region Deal.

The Tay Cities Region Deal is a partnership between local, Scottish and UK governments and the private, academic and voluntary sectors which seeks to create a smarter and fairer Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perth & Kinross under the headings Inclusive Tay; Innovative Tay; International Tay; Connected Tay and An Empowered Tay.  

In total, the 26 projects submitted require investment of £700 million of which £300 million over 10 years is being put in by the UK Government and Scottish Government, subject to final approval of robust business cases.  

If every project and programme set out in the submission is funded and delivered, up to 6,000 job opportunities could be created across the tourism, food and drink, creative industries, eco innovation, digital, decommissioning, engineering, biomedical and health and care sectors. 

Full and further information on the Deal and the progress the Deal has made to date on securing investment and jobs, can be found within the Annual Performance Report located on the Tay Cities Region Deal website.


The Tay Cities Region hosts around 8,000 digital and data related jobs and 43% of those jobs are based in Dundee


A quarter of people working in digital jobs in the Tay Cities Region are Software Developers


Every year in Scotland there are around 15,600 digital technology vacancies needing to be filled. 


By 2025 there will be an additional 1000 digital technology vacancies across digital in the Tay Cities Region

The Regional Skills and Employability Programme

Funded by the Scottish Government as a key element of the Tay Cities Region Deal, the Regional Skills & Employability Programme is a £20 million investment into skills over a seven-year period. The programme will drive inclusive, sustainable economic growth across the region by equipping local people with the skills they need to succeed in the regional labour market. The aim is to improve the effectiveness of the regional labour market by targeting spend on disadvantaged groups, supporting skills needs in key sectors, and reducing barriers to accessing employment.

Projects funded within the Regional Skills & Employability Programme include:

  • Digital Skills (DigiTay)
  • Life Sciences
  • Support for SME’s
  • Hospitality
  • Targeting Pockets of Need

If you would like to learn more about the Regional Skills & Employability Programme please contact Andy Brown