Hawick textile jobs at risk

There is concern for around 200 jobs in the Borders after news that a cashmere firm has gone into administration.

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KPMG appointed as Dawson International administrators

Barrie knitwear site in Hawick Credit: ITV Border

KPMG have been appointed as administrators for Dawson International, the parent company of Barrie, the cashmere manufacturers in the Scottish Borders.

200 jobs are at risk at their site in Hawick.

It follows yesterday's announcement that Dawson International was being placed in administration because of a £129m pension deficit.

However, there is some hope that jobs at Barrie can be saved.

Several companies have already expressed an interest in buying the knitwear specialist.

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