There is optimism that a textile mill in Hawick can be saved, despite its parent company going into administration.
Barrie knitwear employs around 200 people and makes clothes for high quality designer labels. Yesterday its owner, Dawson International, announced that problems with a huge pension deficit had forced it into administration.
But several companies have already expressed an interest in buying the mill and local people are hopeful that it can be saved.
Reaction from Cllr Stuart Marshall from the Scottish Borders Council, Hawick & Denholm and Cllr Ron Smith, Honorary Provost, Hawick