Johnstons of Elgin has completed a major investment in its Hawick site, with the opening of a visitor centre, cafe and retail outlet.
The new state of the art Cashmere Visitor Centre opened on 25 May 2012, at Johnstons of Elgin’s Eastfield Mills site in Hawick.
The opening ceremony was per formed by the Duchess of Northumberland, and attended by some 250 guests from around the UK.
Commenting on the £1 million investment, Director James Sugden said: "This is a further step on the way to cementing our position as Scotland’s leading manufacturer of cashmere products both woven and knitted. As well as creating an additional 20 jobs, the retail shop, café and interpretation centre will help to protect the existing manufacturing jobs in Hawick where we already employ 250 people."
He went on to say that the aim of the investment was "to help to put the town [Hawick] back on the map as a destination place to shop."
Johnstons of Elgin employ 750 people between the two plants in Elgin and Hawick, and last year turned over in excess of £50.0 million.
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