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Multi million pound Great Tapestry of Scotland plan under scrutiny

A decision by Scottish Borders Council to contribute over £3 million towards building an arts centre at Tweedbank to house the Great Tapestry of Scotland, could be reversed.

A petition against the plan has more than 4,000 signatures.

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Tapestry petition rejected by council

The tapestry. Credit: Alex Hewitt.

A petition against plans to permanently house the Great Tapestry of Scotland in Tweedbank has been rejected by Scottish Borders Council.

The complaints were discussed at a meeting of councillors today.

Amongst them were concerns that the plan is too costly - the council has agreed to put around £3.5m into the construction of a purpose-built centre for the tapestry.

The concerns could have gone before a full council meeting, but that will not now happen.

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