PLANS are being drawn up for new tourism signage at Selkirk’s four main entrances – but community leaders can't decide whether to go with William Wallace of Sir Walter Scott.

Councillors and business leaders are investigating different designs and wording to use for attracting motorists to stop off in the Royal Burgh.

And the town’s Business Improvement District (BIDs) officers are currently probing the various options.

Local councillor Caroline Penman said: “Along with Selkirk BIDs we are looking at what the new signs should say to encourage people to stop and explore – should it be the Old Town Centre, William Wallace or Sir Walter Scott?

“The signs would pinpoint people towards attractions and also where to park.”

Sir Walter Scott dispensed justice from the bench in Selkirk for almost 30 years.

And, as well as a town centre statue to celebrate the connection, his courtroom has been transformed into a museum to the world-famous author and poet.

But William Wallace’s connections to the town are every bit as strong.

It is widely believed that he was declared Guardian of Scotland at a medieval kirk just a short walk from the town centre at the height of his Braveheart battles with England.

A geophysics survey carried out two years ago at the ruins of the town's 18th Century Auld Kirk revealed remains of a medieval chapel – believed to be the legendary Kirk o' the Forest.

But a third choice of promoting Selkirk's historical town centre, which has many closes and alleyways dating back to 17th and 18th century, as well as having links with nearby battles at Philiphaugh and Flodden, is also being considered.

Selkirk Community Council member Jim Stillie said: “All we have to sell to tourists is our history and we should make them aware of what we have.”