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Jim Clark Rally may return to Scottish Borders

The Jim Clark Rally Photo: ITV Border

One of Scotland's most famous motorsport events could return if the Government gives councils the right to close the roads.

The annual rally was created to commemorate the life and achievements of Scotland's first Formula 1 Motor Racing Champion, Jim Clark.

The Borders rally hasn't run on public highways for four years since three people died during the event in 2014 when they were hit by a car.

The organisers announced in November 2015 that the event would be reinstated for 2016 in some form.

It was cancelled because of low entries and the Motor Sports Authority refused to give the rally a permit for 2017.

But a new appeal to the Scottish Government may let local councils shut the roads, which may reduce safety concerns and allow the race to begin again.