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Gin is back in the Scottish Borders after 180 years

Gin is back in the Borders. Credit: ITV Border

The Scottish Borders has started producing its own gin for the first time in more than 180 years.

The last distillery closed down in 1837 and there hasn't been one in the area since.

However, people's thirst for craft ales and artisan gin has increased over the years, and local businesses in the Borders are hoping to benefit from the trend.

Now, the area has two distilleries, the Kelso Gin Company and Liliard Gin in Jeburgh.

ITV Border's Jessica Nevin went to find out more, and you can watch her video report here: