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Commenting after the news of Michael Moore's replacement in the Cabinet, the Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce Convener Jack Clark said:
Following Nick Clegg's decision to replace Michael Moore as Secretary of State for Scotland, the Borders MP released the following statement:
Mr Moore is said to be the only Lib Dem Cabinet-level casualty planned, with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg thought to want a more attacking approach in the run-up to the referendum.
The Prime Minister announced the appointment of Mr Carmichael on Twitter, also confirming that he will be making wider changes later.
He is expected to promote women and northern MPs in what has been branded a "flat cap" reshuffle.
Alistair Carmcihael was elected to Parliament as the MP for Orkney and Shetland in 2001.
After the recent coalition agreement between the LIberal Democrats and the Conservatives, he was appointed as Deputy Government Chief Whip.
In 2012, Alistair was also appointed as the deputy leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
Mr Moore was replaced as Scottish Secretary by fellow Lib Dem Alistair Carmichael, who was the party's chief whip, as the Government began its long-expected reshuffle.
The Lib Dem leader told Mr Moore he was going to be axed on Friday, Mr Clegg's letter revealed.
In a reply to Nick Clegg's letter, Michael Moore says that he is pleased to have had the opportunity to be part of the Cabinet and is pleased for Alistair Carmichael:
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has thanked Michael Moore for the "vital role" he played during his time as Secretary of State for Scotland.
In a letter to the Borders MP, the leader of the Liberal Democrats said that it was now time to "draw on different experiences":