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£1m pledge towards Star of Caledonia statue on England-Scotland border

An arts organisation has pledged £1 million towards creating a massive sculpture on the England-Scotland border.

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The Walled City of Carlisle had such Toll Booths to make money in form of a tax on goods etc. They were English Gate, Irish gate and Scotch Gate. The Border heritage (England, Scotland and Wales) needs a signage a little better than just plain street sign saying England, whilst Scotland, Welcomes You... Is the One million Scottish pounds coming out of banking? Chris, Why just a quid? Why not a Scottish fiver at least to get into our dear neighbour Scotland please.

Posted by Royl on 3 October 2012 at 10:58

All that money to be wasted on something no one wants and that, lets face it, doesn't look very good anyway. Why not spend the money helping artists who are creating *real* art in the area, money always goes to these pretentious schemes.

Posted by Me on 3 October 2012 at 07:13

With all the cutbacks they should built a toll booth to make money, a tenner to get into England and a pound to get into Scotland??

Posted by Chris peacock on 2 October 2012 at 22:44

In this time of Austerity we need to WASTE money on THIS!!!!!!

This is nuts!!

Posted by Mark on 2 October 2012 at 21:37

This must be a first - the scotch putting their collective hand in their pocket to pay for this waste of resources. We'll see how long the free prescriptions last when they've got their independence. Because North sea oil's more than 12 miles offshore, and that means it's in international waters. Scotland's got no more claim to it than any other country. Promise I won't laugh.

Posted by Bryan on 2 October 2012 at 16:45

they can put the passport control underneath it.

Posted by Borderer on 2 October 2012 at 14:20

The barrage is the best idea yet and would maintain its self, save energy,and with a road on top it would save miles as well.

Posted by City Desk on 2 October 2012 at 13:45

Hey Phil, the English of course. They pay for everything up here, they will surely pay to maintain our symbol of disunification too. By the way, thanks for the free prescriptions and no university fees too!!

Posted by McDee on 1 October 2012 at 16:00

Re Star of Caledonia. It would be better to put £4.2m into something useful, like a Solway Barrage, at least it would generate electricity, especially as we're supposed to be short of cash.
R.Reid-Sinclair,
Carlisle.

Posted by R.Reid-Sinclair on 1 October 2012 at 14:57

you think that's a waste of money, have a look at the "forest pitch" that was created near selkirk
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-19371013

Posted by martin on 1 October 2012 at 14:48

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