South Scotland

Galashiels clerk's bequest plan views sought

Scottish Borders Council is seeking opinions on its spending plans for a bequest of more than £400,000 from a former town clerk.

Consultation is under way on the best use of the funds left by George Knox to benefit his home town of Galashiels.

The council is proposing to transform a wing of the Waverley Care Home into a "healthy living centre".

Cllr Willie Archibald said he believed the it could provide a "unique service for all older people" in the town.

Mr Knox died in 2009 at the age of 93 and left much of his estate to the local council.

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