The figure from the Coluter’s Candy display was somehow displaced at the end of August.
Opinions differ on whether that was a result of vandalism or because of a structural issue.
But as part of new funding from the government’s Place Based Investment Programme the structure is to be re-instated.
The £80k will also be used to allow for hard landscaping work to be carried out at Cornmill Square.
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In September 2019 a statue dedicated to Robert Coltart, author of the children’s Coulter’s Candy rhyme, was unveiled by Liam Darling, a direct descendent of Mr Coltart, and by the Innerleithen-based sculptor Angela Hunter.