The Chancellor of the Exchequer stopped off at a Borders Book shop and deli this morning to meet with local business leaders from the area.
George Osborne toured the Mainstreet Trading Company in St Boswells before sitting down with business people to discuss their concerns.
Among the issues raised were taxation and transport links to the Borders.
Mr Osborne is in Scotland along with the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to watch the naming of a new warship in Rosyth this afternoon.
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