Councillors are expected to approve plans for the 'Star of Caledonia' in Gretna.
The landmark will be southern Scotland's answer to the Angel of the North.
Designers behind the scheme are responsible for creating works such as 'Nothumberlandia' and the controversial 'Orbit' at the London Olympics.
If plans are given the go-ahead, project organisers will be in a position to source funding for the £4.8 million landmark.
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The historic event always takes place on the last Friday in July.
Early enquiries suggest the men may have taken the drug Blue Valium. Two of them remain in hospital with breathing problems.
More than 8,000 people are expected to attend over the three day event, which starts at 7pm tonight.