Speaking ahead of the Hawick visit, First Minister Alex Salmond said:
“The event at Melrose was extremely successful, and I hope that this year’s visit to Hawick can emulate that success by taking cabinet directly to the people and ensuring they get a chance to discuss the issues they care about directly with my team of ministers.
“This year, we are taking the Cabinet to the four corners of Scotland, and although the first event location – Shetland – was about as far from Hawick as it is possible to get in Scotland, people’s priorities remain the same, and I expect the same level of engagement from Borders’ folk on issues such as jobs, health care, law and order and agriculture.
“I hope to see as many people as possible at our public discussion event at Hawick High School on Wednesday.
"Unsurprisingly, the opportunity to buttonhole ministers on a range of issues has proved extremely popular at past events and I am looking forward to another stimulating discussion with the people of Hawick.”