PRIVATE, public and third sector representatives last week came together for the launch of a City Deal advisory board.

The first event for the Clackmannanshire Commission took place last Tuesday, September 4, the body will help guide some of the £90million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Deal investment from the UK and Scottish governments.

Commissioners, who will come from a variety of backgrounds, will help drive inclusive economic growth and will focus on project development and prioritisation.

The event was hosted by council leader Councillor Ellen Forson and was an opportunity to share information on the ambitions of the deal and its potential to support priorities set out in the Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP).

Those attending also heard about the already agreed International Environment Centre, which will be built on the outskirts of Alloa.

Cllr Forson said: "I was delighted to host last night's event at Forth Valley College.

"The Clackmannanshire Commission will act as champions and ambassadors for Clackmannanshire and support us in delivering economic growth in a way that benefits our residents and communities.

"This will be an important and influential group that will need to be passionate, forward looking and which will need members who are willing to get into the work not merely to share their views."

Commissioners are still being sought, anyone interested in putting themselves forward can email to hear about the nomination process.