– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 9th March 2011.

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Photo of Alex Johnstone Alex Johnstone Conservative

Question S3W-39800

To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the Town Centre Regeneration Fund (TCRF) was unspent, broken down by local authority.

Photo of Alex Neil Alex Neil Scottish National Party

Of their respective total TCRF awards from the Scottish Government, Aberdeenshire Council did not draw down £88,342 and Angus Council did not draw down £812,620.

The following table shows a breakdown by local authority area of the amount of TCRF committed but not yet spent at the last formal report in November 2010:

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Local Authority AreaTCRF Project TitleTCRF Committed but not Spent
Aberdeen City CouncilRetail Rocks! Aberdeen£562,155.00
Aberdeenshire CouncilEyesores Remedy Project – Fraserburgh£60,199.00
Laurencekirk Railway Station Environs Development£125,417.00
Comhairle Nan Eilean SiarStornoway Town Centre Regeneration Project£45,000.00
Dundee City CouncilThe Lochee Project£120,689.00
East Ayrshire CouncilCumnock:Creating Civic Space£97,000.00
Kilmarnock – Connecting Places£590,660.27
East Dunbartonshire CouncilKirkintilloch Town Centre Regeneration£110,077.00
East Lothian CouncilPrestonpans and Tranent Town Centres Support Project£69,495.00
East Renfrewshire CouncilBetter Barrhead: Town Centre Regeneration£161,000.00
Edinburgh CityCreating a new heart (town centre) for Craigmillar£776,101.00
Falkirk CouncilFalkirk Town Centres: Regeneration£636,786.00
Fife CouncilKirkcaldy – bringing new life£1,247,500.00
Glasgow City CouncilMaryhill Burgh Halls£1,800,000.00
Highland CouncilAccessible and Attractive Dingwall£24,627.00
Nairn High Street Streetscape Project£2,446.00
Inverclyde CouncilGreenock town centre£72,113.00
Port Glasgow Town Centre£424,800.00
Gourock Town Centre Regeneration£9,870.00
Midlothian CouncilDalkeith£774,472.06
North Ayrshire CouncilMillport Town Centre Regeneration – Business, Arts and Culture£99,575.91
Saltcoats Key Building Regeneration Scheme£7,372.00
North Lanarkshire CouncilRevitalising North Lanarkshire’s Town Centres£991, 824.00
Orkney Islands CouncilThe Stromness Town Centre Linkages Project£378,222.09
Perth and Kinross CouncilEricht Project£1,060,600.00
The Birks Cinema £46,210.38
Shetland Island CouncilLerwick Old Town Centre Regeneration£199,927.86
Stirling CouncilNon Food Retail Park£761,081.00
Dunblane High Street Gap Site£493,173.00
West Dunbartonshire CouncilClydebank £359,375.00
West Lothian CouncilWest Lothian Towns Regeneration£479,791.00
Total £12,922,559.57

In addition, West Lothian Council has recently been given permission to re-allocate £40,000 of its Bathgate TCRF award towards technical CCTV infrastructure, following the recommendations of a feasibility study which ruled out the sustainability of a wi-fi system in the town centre. Moray Council has been given permission to re-allocate £60,000 underspend towards public realm improvements. And Glasgow City Council has been given permission to re-allocate £30,000 of underspend towards cleaning the fascia of Govan underground station.

We are carrying out an update exercise over the course of this month and will continue to monitor project progress until all the remaining committed TCRF monies are spent.

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