Historic Borders pub saved

Campaigners celebrating Credit: ITV Border

An historic pub that was once the haunt of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott has been saved after locals raised 160 thousand pounds to buy it.

The Crook Inn at Tweedsmuir was at risk of falling down after it closed in 2006, now there are plans to turn it into a community hub.

Campaigners raising a glass Credit: ITV Border
The Crook Inn Credit: ITV Border

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Deadline day for historic inn

Campaigners who have lobbied for five years to save the Crook Inn in Tweedsmuir have to announce today whether or not they have managed to raise the £160,000 necessary to stop the building being converted into flats.