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Scottish Borders £92m Digital Deal Promises 200 New Jobs


A £92m deal with a global IT firm promises to create 200 new jobs in the Scottish Borders.

As part of the deal, CGI will create a Scottish Centre of Excellence in the region. Scottish Borders Council described it as the “most significant” inward investment proposal the region had ever known. It said the deal had been enabled by the Borders Railway which officially opened last year.

The agreement sees SBC award its digital services contract to CGI. The 13-year contract will provide the authority with “state-of-the-art technology to deliver excellent customer services and streamlined systems”. The council said it had the potential to inject more than £100m into the local economy.