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Archaeologists discover important William Wallace site in Selkirk

An historical depiction of William Wallace Credit: PA

Residents in the Scottish Borders are attending a public meeting tonight to find out how they can get involved in a potential new tourist attraction.

Archaeologists say they have found the exact spot where Scottish knight William Wallace was given the title of Guardian of Scotland - in Selkirk's 18th century Auld Kirk.

A geophysics survey in the ruins of Auld Kirk revealed remains of a medieval chapel.

The council is hoping to involve the community in turning the site into a new tourist attraction.


Tweedbank station gets new facilities

Christine Grahame MSP in front of Tweedbank station's new snackbar Credit: ITV Border

A new snack bar and toilet facilities has been opened to the public at Tweedbank station.

Operated by local firm, Born in the Borders, the council says there will be a formal opening of the snack bar soon.

Local MSP, Christine Grahame says she is "delighted to see so much interest in the facilities already".

Alongside the community, I’ve been campaigning for these since it first came to light there was no plans for any facilities in 2015, before the Borders Railway had even opened.

I’m grateful that ScotRail have listened and been pro-active in ensuring the station is up to scratch for all passengers.

– Christine Grahame MSP, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale
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