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Great Tapestry of Scotland decision-making probe terms set out

Tapestry Bannockburn Image copyright Alex Hewitt

Agreement is to be sought over the remit of a review of the decision to house the Great Tapestry of Scotland in Tweedbank.

Thousands of people signed a petition against the project which the local authority has allocated £3.5m towards.

Scottish Borders Council's scrutiny committee will decide the way forward later this week.

It will decide the members of a working group to carry out the review, and its terms of reference.

Council officers have advised that all preparatory work, evaluation and reviews of the project should be looked at.

'Sufficiently helpful'

They have also recommended examining what opportunities were made available for members to scrutinise information before deciding to build the permanent home for the tapestry at the terminus of the Borders Railway.

A report said that would allow them to decide whether any "gaps" could be "better addressed in future projects".

The working group could also look at what documentation was available to the public and whether it was "sufficiently helpful".

It could then bring back its recommendations to the scrutiny committee at a later date.

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