The Scottish Secretary Michael Moore has warned that an independent Scotland could spell disaster for the region's economy on both sides of the Border.
The MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk was speaking ahead of the first live television debate on the issue of Independence.
The SNP has rubbished the claims saying they are nothing more than scaremongering.
Watch Kenny Toal's full report from the Border below.
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