A multi-million pounds sculpture has been given the go-ahead by planners this afternoon.
The 'Star of Caledonia', which will mark the Scottish/English border at Gretna, could be completed by the end of next year.
Those behind the project now have to source £3.8 million of the total cost of £4.8 million before it can progress to the next stage of construction.
"I am delighted that the planners at Dumfries and Galloway Council share in our vision.
"This project will nto only boost the profile of the local area, but is something of international significance."
More top news
Sandy Murray, of Police Scotland, was was giving evidence at the trial of a bus driver who denies killing Ryan Baird by dangerous driving.
34-year-old Christopher Peck was involved in a head-on crash with a drunk driver. His funeral has taken place in his hometown, Workington.
The arrests come weeks after a much-publicised series of appeals to mark the 30th anniversary of the 18-year-old's death.