Flodden garden plan given the go-ahead by councillors

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PLANS for a memorial garden to mark the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden have been approved by thecouncil.

Although given the green light, detailed plans of interpretation boards and seating need to be signed off by the council before work can commence on the Selkirk site.

However, the chairman of the town’s Flodden 500 committee, who raised a significant five-figure sum to fund the creation of the garden, said he is looking forward to work starting.

Jake Wheelans said: “It is all in hand, and we are looking to get started as soon as possible.”

He confirmed that details of the materials to be used were submitted last week, and added that all funds are in place for work to start.

Grants from Selkirk Common Good fund and the Landfill Communities Fund were secured by the committee.

The official opening of the garden, in the grounds of the Victoria Halls, will take place on September 7.