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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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Controversial 'Great Tapestry of Scotland' plans approved

The Great Tapestry of Scotland will be permanently housed in the Scottish Borders Credit: ITV Border

Plans for a controversial six million pound scheme to permanently house the Great Tapestry of Scotland in the Scottish Borders have been approved.

Scottish Borders Council granted planning permission today for a two-storey building for the tapestry at Tweedbank.

The authority is contributing three and a half million pounds to the project which councillors say will boost tourism.

Last week a petition signed by thousands, urging the council to drop its financial support, was rejected.

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