Musician Lori Watson’s latest composition celebrates the beauty of the area and has been commissioned for the opening of the Born in the Borders Visitor Centre.
The £500,000 business venture at Lanton Mill Farm, near Denholm, is the latest initiative from the Scottish Borders Brewery, and is designed to be a one-stop-shop for the best Borders produce.
John Henderson, owner of Scottish Borders Brewery, said: “The rich, fertile lands of the Borders and its proud, creative and exceptionally talented people are at the heart of Born in the Borders – an exciting new destination that showcases some of the region’s finest products.
“We therefore thought it fitting to commission Lori, a leading musician who was brought up here and who understands the pride and the passion of the region, to encapsulate this in a beautiful new song.”
The visitor centre showcases products from over 70 local suppliers in its food and drink shop, goods and gift shop and 40 seater cafe, which have been created by sympathetically restoring and renovating an old farm steading and dairy buildings.
Lori’s new song, called Born in the Borders, will be available to download free from the Born in the Borders Facebook page from July 1.
The visitor centre will hold a special opening celebration event on Saturday, June 21 from 11am-3pm featuring a farmers’ market and local musicians.