THE Olympic legacy of Scott Brash, which was honoured with the erection of a statue, could soon be illuminated with a golden glow.

The showjumper landed back in Peebles to unveil the lifesize sculpture in recognition of his gold medal back in 2016.

The tribute to one of the region’s greatest ever sportsmen was warmly welcomed by the community, and is a spectacular vision on entry to the town from Edinburgh Road.

The project was the brainwave of voluntary group Bonnie Peebles, which commissioned the sculpture, which artist Kevin Paxon designed and created from recycled horseshoes.

Now, community leaders would like to highlight his golden glory further and hope to work with Bonnie Peebles to clear the final hurdle in this project.

During a meeting of Peebles Community Council, members discussed installing lighting at the monument. It was suggested that solar-powered lights would be the most cost-effective option.

Tweeddale East councillor Robin Tatler said an application to fund the lighting could be submitted to the Peebles Parking Fees Fund.

Chairman Les Turnbull said: “The Scott Brash monument is a wonderfully impressive artwork at the gateway to the town.

“To have it lit would add another dimension for us all to enjoy, particularly as the nights draw in.”