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Pub row hearing gets under way

Crook Inn
The fate of the Crook Inn will be decided by the Scottish Government

A public hearing into a long-running wrangle over plans to turn a 17th Century pub into housing has begun.

A reporter to the Scottish Government is in the Borders to hear arguments for and against the proposals for the Crook Inn at Tweedsmuir.

The current owner claims the site is no longer viable as a business and wants to turn it into a house and flats.

However, a local community company has been formed in a bid to buy the building and run it as a pub.

Scottish Borders Council has rejected plans to convert the property into housing.

However, that decision was taken to appeal, forcing the public hearing.

The final decision on the project will be made by the Scottish Government.

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