Mill shop scoops Hosts’ tourism award

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The Wiliam Lockie & Co shop is the winner of this year’s Welcome Initiative Excellence to Tourism Shield.

After welcoming just over 5,000 visitors to the town this summer, the Hawick Hosts have chosen the Albert Road store as this year’s recipients for being one of the most popular local businesses with tourists.

Jack Yallop, Welcome Host Initiative co-ordinator, said: “The reports the Hosts received showed great interest in knitwear, and in general it is very encouraging to receive good feedback about Hawick businesses. Lockie’s was certainly one of the most mentioned.”

Pictured (from left) is Host Vicky Currie, Lauren Nuttall, Cameron Deans and Lynn Casson all from Lockie’s, and Hosts Megan Casson and Jack Yallop.