Scotland's First Minister says farmers and fishermen would get better funding from the European Union if the country votes for independence.
Alex Salmond was speaking in Hawick as part of the Scottish Cabinet summer tour.
Ministers met at Borders College this morning and a question and answer session is currently taking place in Hawick High School.
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The family of Christian Pay, who died on Friday after suspected substance abuse at a festival, have paid tribute to the Millom teenager.
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Christian Pay's family say he was "loved by all" and had "the heart of a lion". The 18-year-old died after falling ill at the festival.