THERE could be a new sign of the times for an historic pub at the heart of Kelso which is believed to be the town’s oldest watering hole.

The White Swan located on Woodmarket is currently closed and the building is said to be “looking tired and run down”.

In a bid to revive the business a planning application was submitted last month to Scottish Borders Council for permission to invest in bringing the building back to life.

The proposal seeks to refurbish the internal area of the pub, including new floor finishes, new bar and back to the front café area, fixed seating, wall panelling, some timber fixed screens, timber drinks shelves, replacing a modern stone fire place for wood with an open fire, and an upgrade to the rear bar, including tiling to walls.

Now a new application has been submitted to SBC for the installation of an aluminium LED-lit sign at the front of the premises.