More than half of VisitScotland hubs set to close

Hawick hub will no longer be run by VisitScotland Credit: Google maps

More than half of VisitScotland hubs are set to close, affecting many in the Scottish Borders, the tourism agency has announced.

This comes as part of VisitScotland's plans to change its service that will see 39 out of 65 centres close across Scotland.

The service aims to leave 26 "high impact regional hubs" in their place.

The organisation says the decision reflects the decline in visitors to regional hubs and the increase in use of digital services.

Scottish Borders Council welcomes the new change, but MPs has raised concerns over the decision.

Kelso hub is set to close in the Scottish Borders and will be replaced with a regional hub.

Jedburgh and the Hawick hub will remain open but will be no longer operated by VisitScotland.

Scottish Borders Council said:

Rachael Hamilton MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire and Shadow Secretary for Culture and Tourism commented:

John Lamont MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk added:

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth said: