"The chairman of the trust behind plans for a new £5m landmark on the Scottish border, which has been denied crucial funding from the national arts funding body, has vowed to continue with the project despite being denied crucial funding.
His plan for a huge abstract sculpture, designed by Cecil Balmond and Charles Jencks and inspired by Scottish scientific endeavour, had received development cash from the arts agency but has been denied the crucial cash.
Mr Houston said: "I remain determined to try to deliver this remarkable thing for Scotland and our region.
"The Star will be the single biggest thing that our region has seen for decades, signifying energy, innovation, confidence and ambition.
"Our region and Scotland now needs the public sector to demonstrate similar ambition to help turn it into reality."
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