Lamont to quiz government over administration-hit firm

Local MSP John Lamont MSP will ask a Topical Question this afternoon (Tuesday) on what the Scottish Government is doing to support Hawick following the news that Hawick Knitwear has gone into administration.

During the session, Mr Lamont will urge the Scottish Government to do more to support the textile industry in the town, pointing out that dedicated task forces have been set up for comparable closures elsewhere in Scotland.

The Tory member will also call for support to be provided to those struggling to fill in online forms contained in their redundancy packs after a number of constituents got in touch to say they were having difficulties.