The campaign against closing Scotland's National Museum of Costumes has stepped up a gear.
The museum in Dumfries is under threat because of budget cuts.
The fight to save it stepped up a gear as local politicians held talks with senior management and the First Minister was questioned on what was being done.
Kathryn Samson reports:
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