Corporation dines for Michaelemas

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The Scottish Borders Manufacturers’ Corporation (SBMC) held its 229th Michaelmas Dinner at The Townhouse Hotel, Melrose.

Guest Speakers were Mr William Dowson (Scottish agent for the Bank of England), The Right Honourable Michael Moore MP and Mr Guy Learmonth (local 800m Commonwealth finalist – who finished sixth, the
 highest placed British athlete).

The dinner was well attended and £1,145 was raised on the evening for The Lavender Touch, the SBMC 2014 nominated charity.

The organisers thanked the staff at The Townhouse for an excellent meal and great hospitality.

The Scottish Borders Manufacturers’ Corporation was founded in 1776 and is the oldest organisation of its type in the UK. Its principal aim is the encouragement and promotion of trade and commerce within the Borders.

This is carried out informally through social networking, and fostering links with other trade 
bodies. If you would like to learn more about the corporation please visit