A decision by Scottish Borders Council to contribute around £3.5 million towards the construction of an arts centre to house the Great Tapestry of Scotland, is being scrutinised at a meeting today.
Four thousand people have signed a petition against the idea, saying it's "unacceptable'" when services are being cut.
There has also been criticism of the decision to build the centre in Tweedbank.
The council says people will use the new Borders Railway, which stops in the town, to come and see it.
But protestors say it should be built in a town with more of a textiles-based history.
At a meeting today councillors will consider the petition's findings, and if they accept them there will be a full council meeting to consider how to proceed.
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