Architect Cecil Balmond has been appointed to work with landscape designer and architectural theorist Charles Jencks to design a new 'integrated sculptural form and landscape' to mark the border crossing between Scotland and England at Gretna. Titled the Star of Caledonia, the design is intended to welcome people travelling on the M74.
The project has come at a time when there is a great deal of ongoing discussion about Scotland becoming independent of England.
To watch a video with author Ian Rankin talking about why he likes Cecil Balmond's design, visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-13992689
To read the full story, visit: http://www.creativescotland.co.uk/news/cecil-balmond-selected-to-work-with-charles-jencks-on-an-innovative-contemporary-landmark-for-s
To find out more about the project, visit: www.gretnalandmark.com