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"Closure is not an option" - that was the message from many MSPs as they debated the future of the National Museum of Costume.
Shambellie House in New Abbey near Dumfries is under threat because of budget cuts.
National Museums of Scotland are due to make a decision next week, but there are calls for a twelve month reprieve to consider other options.
The future of a small costume museum in Dumfries and Galloway is the subject of a big debate tonight at the the Scottish Parliament.
National Musuems of Scotland say they need to close Shambellie House in New Abbey because of budget cuts.
Several local MSPs have been campaigning to save it.
They're supporting Dumfries and Galloway Council’s request for a 12-month extension before a final decision is made.
The council and other partners are looking at ways to boost profits and save the museum in the long term.
South of Scotland Liberal Democrat MSP Jim Hume said: