T.K. Maxx opened their first store in the Borders this summer. The 10,000 sq/ft unit opened in the former Comet unit, at Hunters Bridge Retail Park, Galashiels. Trade has been brisk and consolidates the view that Gala is the Border town of choice for most mainstream retailers.

Success is not as easy for many salmon fishermen in the Borders!. As a guest of Luddon’s, on the famous Junction Pool on the Tweed, with near perfect conditions, I failed miserably to even get a sniff of a salmon… BUT I can now double Spey cast so there’s hope for the future!