The Scottish Government has set aside €15 million from its EU funds to develop smart cities technology in a programme to be led by the Scottish Cities Alliance (SCA).

Keith Brown, Scotland's infrastructure, investment and cities secretary, said the money will come from the Scottish European Regional Development Fund Programme for 2014-20, and that it is aimed at transforming the delivery of city services.
The SCA will run a series of projects across all the country's seven cities. A spokesperson said it is currently leading discussions between the city authorities on the details of the programme.

Brown said: "Smart cities are the future and we want to make sure our cities are equipped to deliver for their citizens and for Scotland. This means being smart about how we use data and technology to improve services, promote innovation and empower people and communities.