Peter Scott Knitwear has traded in Hawick for 138 years. But the company is holding a consultation into its future and could cut 50 jobs.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for witnesses after a suspicious fire at a stable in Hawick. Nearby buildings were also vandalised.Read the full story ›
A new centre specialising in dealing with traumatic head injuries has opened in the Scottish Borders.
Heads Together, which is specifically for those with brain injuries, has moved from their former premises in Galashiels to their new centre in Hawick.
The charity helps people who've suffered from the likes of a stroke or an industrial accident, by providing company and support for those struggling with every day tasks.
The Chairman of Heads Together, Steve Turnbull, was diagnosed with a brain tumour six years ago and has suffered several strokes since.
He helped to set up Heads Together three years ago.
"It's been hard I mean I nearly gave in. I don't think I would be alive now if it wasn't for the charity I really don't. It's kept us going, it's given us a focus and I've moved on.
"To start with, everyone goes through a feeling sorry for yourself stage and I did that and I decided I was wanting to fight back."
One man who says the centre has been a lifeline for him is Joe Devlin, who sustained a brain injury from a quad bike accident.
People in Hawick are preparing to celebrate at the town's annual Reivers festival over this Bank Holiday weekend.
There will be a parade through the town, school performances and an historical market.
It's to remember the Reivers who carried out raids along the Border up until the 17th century.
Administrators of Hawick Knitwear met in Edinburgh today to make an agreement which is likely to see the company liquidated.
The firm, which was established in 1874 and employed 179 people, went into administration in January.
Workers still owed wages and some pension benefits are expected to receive their money in full.
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Police have charged a 29-year-old man in connection with a serious assault in the town centreRead the full story ›
A farm partnership has been fined £45,000 after Zach Dean Fox, 19, was killed while trying to clear a blockage in a grain bin in Hawick.Read the full story ›
Scotland's Business Minister Fergus Ewing is in Hawick this morning for a meeting with businesses to discuss local economic issues, including the closure of a local factory.
The meeting was called after textile manufacturer Hawick Knitwear went into administration last month.
As heavy rain sweeps through the Scottish Borders, the following roads remain closed:
- B712 at Dawyck. Diversion: A701 - Dreva Junction
- D66/1 Kirkton Manor, Cademuir to Peebles
- B709 Thirlestane / Ramseycleuch
- C77 Gala to Lauder
- B6359 - at Bowden Toll
- A699 - Selkirk to St Boswells
- D106/4 - Makerston village
- D25/3 Haysike Bridge – closed due to structural damage
- Lower Mansfield Road, Hawick
- Overhall Road/Martin's Bridge, Hawick
- B709 between Ramseycleuch Bridge and Angecroft Caravan Park in the Ettrick Valley
- A698 between Denholm and Hawick
- A7 south of Hawick - landslip at Teviothead
- Commercial Road, Hawick
- Laidlaw Terrace, Hawick
- Dovemount Mews, Hawick
- Common Haugh Car Park, Hawick
- Victoria Road, Hawick
- A6088 Bonchester Bridge closed
- A68 south of Bonjedward bridge
- A68 south of Bonjedward
- A68 north of Jedburgh at Riverside
- B6401 between Yetholm and Morebattle
- C40 near Jedburgh - Crailinghall Bridge closed
- B6438 at the 30mph zone into St Abbs