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.
More top news
With the Bank Holiday on the way, will the fine weather last?
Grass pollen season affects most hay fever sufferers.
Two vans were involved in the crash between Greenodd and Haverthwaite, which has left one driver in critical condition.