Barrie fears continue

BORDERS MP and Scottish Secretary Michael Moore has again expressed his worries over the future of the workforce at the Barrie knitwear mill in Hawick.

It comes more than a week after shares in parent company Dawson were suspended during an on-going wrangle over the company’s pension fund.

Yesterday Michael Moore has expressed his concern that the problems facing the company are still unresolved.

He said: “It is now a week since the shares were suspended and I am very concerned about the uncertainty hanging over the people of Hawick.

“The issues have to be resolved quickly so that the business at Barrie can be put on a secure footing.

“I am continuing to keep in close contact with company representatives and I hope we will receive news of a resolution very soon.”

There are fears Dawson could go into administration with the potential loss of around 180 jobs in Hawick.