Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is visiting the Scottish Borders with his Cabinet.
Mr Salmond will firstly visit Barrie Knitwear in Hawick, where he will tour the facility, meet staff and learn about the traditional Borders industry.
The cashmere manufacturers were bought over by Chanel last year.
He will then travel to Wilton Lodge Park in Hawick, where he will visit the bust of local rugby legend Bill McLaren.
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