A project to make Scottish cities more attractive to investors is to focus on improving digital and hydrogen technology across the country.

The Scottish Cities Alliance has attracted more than £150m in combined investment and funding and plans to increase the figure in 2019.

The Alliance is a collaboration between Scotland’s seven cities and the Scottish government, The Alliance aims to improve the quality of life for citizens and make the cities more attractive to investors.

“Working together as a collective, Scotland’s cities have had a fantastic year,” John Alexander, Alliance chair and leader of Dundee City Council, told the Press Association.

“Our hydrogen work continues to push boundaries and is helping to bring the technology here early and reap the benefit of cleaner air, while driving forward using innovative technology. The strength of our joint work continues to push boundaries and is helping to bring the technology here early and reap the benefit of cleaner air, while driving forward using innovative technology.”

“The cities continue to be the driving force behind the success of the Scottish economy,” Michael Matheson, Infrastructure Secretary, told the Press Association.

“Their collaborative work across a range of economic sectors demonstrate Scotland is open, connected and make a positive contribution internationally,” Matheson continued.