FUNDS are set to flow in support of the restoration on an historic fountain in a Borders village.

The late 18th century Brunton Fountain in Bowden is set to be upgraded as part of an £11.6k conservation project.

The aim is to reinstate and make sound the foundations and re-erect a cleaned and re-inscribed fountain with the original fixtures and fittings.

Bowden Village Committee has taken expert advice from qualified architects and quantity surveyors, and will work with a local specialist stonemason to ensure a “sympathetic and cost effective restoration”.

Members of Scottish Borders Council’s Eildon Area Partnership will be recommended to agree funding of £5,000 towards the cost of the project on Thursday, March 21.

However, it is also recommended that payment is withheld until confirmation of an award from the Fallago Rigg Environment Fund.

The fountain was named after flour miller and owner of Brunton Mills in Australia Thomas Brunton.

His family is buried in Bowden Kirk.