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Historic Caerlee Mills in Innerleithen closes

The BBC has announced that Caerlee Mills in Innerleithen, in the Scottish Borders, has shut with the loss of 33 jobs. Three staff have been retained to help in winding down the business.

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The image is from the mill’s website.

Efforts to save Scotland’s oldest continually-operating textile mill from closure failed with the gates of the mill closing after production came to an end on Good Friday. Liquidators KPMG had attempted to secure the sale of the 225-year-old mill as a going concern, but no interest was expressed. At its peak the mill, which dates back to 1788, employed 400 workers. The full story is at