It's been branded an eyesore and a disgrace - now people in one town in Dumfries and Galloway say they've had enough of waiting for the Edinburgh Woollen Mill to renovate a former hotel.
The Mercury Inn in Moffat has been derelict for nearly 15 years. Campaigners and the local MP say it's bad for tourism and are urging the company to take action.
It says it's already working to refurbish it. Katie Hunter reports.
The owners of the former Mercury Hotel Inn in Moffat have spoken out after locals have criticised them for the state of the building.
The site, which has been derelict for almost 15 years, is owner by the hight street chain The Edinburgh Woollen Mill
“We are currently working with the local council, community and MP on plans to redevelop the former hotel site”
Locals in Moffat are calling for an 'eyesore' hotel to be demolished or revamped.
Alan Rush is leading the campaign and has spent the last two weeks outside the doors of the old Mercury Inn hotel.
The local MP for Dumfriesshire, David Mundell has given his backing to locals, calling the site is an eyesore.
Locals say the the site is driving tourists away from the area, claiming it is having a negative impact on the local economy.
Locals in Moffat are calling for the demolition of a rundown hotel on their high street.
The former Mercury Hotel has been derelict for nearly 15 years and campaigners say its not good for tourism.
Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell says the site is an eyesore.
Locals in Moffat have renewed their campaign to get a rundown hotel in the town demolished.
The former Mercury Hotel has been derelict for nearly 15 years and campaigners say its driving tourists from the town.
The Scottish Ambulance Service has confirmed three people have been taken to hospital after a crash between a coach and a lorry on the A74(M) in Dumfries and Galloway, near Moffat.
One was taken to Dumfries Royal Infirmary, while the other two were taken to Wishaw General Hospital, in Lanarkshire.
At least one person has been taken to hospital after a crash between a lorry and a coach in Dumfries and Galloway.
Police said it happened at about 10:15 on the A74(M) between junctions 14 and 15, near Moffat. A police spokesman could not confirm whether one or two coaches had been involved.
A woman from Moffat, hailed as Scotland's oldest chip shop worker, has died.
Bettina Dawson, who was 90 years old, past away last week. She had worked in fish and chip shops for 77 years after moving to Scotland from Italy.
Earlier this year she was awarded a BEM by the Queen in the new year's honours list.
Her funeral is being held later today in Moffat.
Two people had to be cut free from their car after an accident in Dumfries and Galloway.
Firefighters were called to a collision involving two vehicles at 23.23 last night (April 19) on the A701 at Moffat.
They were at the scene for half an hour as they released two people from one of the cars.
An animal lover is calling for Christmas shoppers in the Scottish Borders to boycott Melrose town centre until what she calls a rabbit cull is stopped.
A Facebook campaign is gathering support as the next phase of a programme to control the town's rabbit population gets underway.
Jenny Longden reports.