The campaigner who set up a petition against Scottish Borders Council's decision to house a tapestry in Tweedbank, has criticised the council for rejecting the petition.
Brian McCrow's petition was signed by more than 4,000 people, and debated by councillors today.
The main concerns were the amount of money the council is investing in the project - £3.5m - and the decision to locate the Great Tapestry of Scotland at Tweedbank, rather than a town with a more textiles-based history.
It's not unexpected. I thought there would be some closed minds in the council and there were."
But the council leader says their decision to reject the petition was the right one:
I think it was the right decision. Elected members carefully considered the petition and we had a very good debate about the evidence."
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