The 2009 Budget was the one defeated by Labour, Lib Dem and Green MSPs. It was passed a week later after the Labour and Lib Dem parties retreated in the face of public anger.
The £60m Town Centre Regeneration Fund was negotiated by Derek in the Budget discussions.
Successful bids in the South of Scotland:
Castle Square, Stranraer Stranraer £790,000
Kilmarnock – Connecting Places Kilmarnock £1,156,551
Prestonpans & Tranent Town Centres Support Project Prestonpans, Tranent £ 300,000
Jedburgh Town Centre Regeneration Project Jedburgh £606,745
Dumfries: A Capital Project Dumfries £1,965,000
All the Airts Sanquhar £341,032
Dunbar Town Centre Improvement Project Dunbar £416,850
Hawick Town Centre Environmental Improvements Hawick £353,000
Ayr Renaissance – North Hub Redevelopment Ayr £ 2,258,000
Biggar Corn Exchange Development Biggar £197,354