A £3.6 million funding boost for Hawick businesses has been announced - creating 55 jobs.
The funding will support a business incubator centre, develop four industrial units at the edge of the town and upgrade existing business facilities in Hawick’s Tower Mill
It will also secure commitment by Scottish Borders Council to fund and undertake feasibility studies for regeneration of two further redundant mill buildings to inform potential investors
The support is part of a £10m local economic development capital grant fund, which is also supporting businesses in North Ayrshire, Clackmannanshire and Fife.
Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse said:
Councillor Mark Rowley, SBC’s Executive Member for Business and Economic Development, said: