John Lamont, MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, has said he's working as hard as he can to secure jobs, following the decision to place Hawick Knitwear into administration:
We'd hoped that we'd been through the worst of the job losses. Knitwear and textiles in the Borders has faced some tough times but we'd hoped that things would be a bit more stable.
But clearly the world economy is still not as strong as it once was and we face tough times, and clearly the management here have had a very tough decision to make and we're now working as hard as we can to try and secure the future of these jobs."
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