Brewing in the Borders: businesses thriving on Scotland's new railway line
Tourism is up and firms are hiring staff as the 35-mile Borders Railway proves to be more than just a commuter link to Edinburgh
The proud boast of Tempest Brewing is “designed and built in the Scottish borders” – and this small craft brewery has taken its own words to heart. It’s been able to expand in part because of where it is now based, close to the new Tweedbank railway station.
Annika Meiklejohn, the brewery’s director, explains that before its move from Kelso to the Tweedbank industrial estate, Tempest found it hard to retain staff, many of whom travel from Edinburgh. Now, a third of its 15 staff make regular use of the new station close to the brewery.
Source: Guardian Transport