Birgham fiddler Lori Watson was back in the Borders last week to premiere ‘Born in the Borders’, her new composition celebrating the beauty of the area.
The track was commissioned by the brand new Born in the Borders Visitor Centre, to highlight its launch. The £500,000 business venture is the latest initiative from the Scottish Borders Brewery, the region’s award-winning real ale company, and is located next to the brewery at Lanton Mill Farm on the road between Jedburgh and Hawick.
Designed to be a one-stop-shop for the finest Borders produce, Born in the Borders takes the brewery’s provenance story – of fine ale production from plough through to pint – to the next level and showcases products from over 70 local suppliers in its food and drink shop, goods and gift shop and 40 seater café, which have been created by renovating an old farm steading and dairy buildings
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.
“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.
“We will be playing the song at the Visitor Centre throughout our opening month and hope that as many people from the region and beyond will come along to hear it.”
Lori Watson’s new song will be available to download free of charge from the Born in the Borders Facebook page from the start of July.
Born in the Borders is open seven days a week from 10am–5pm.
The Visitor Centre will be hosting a special opening celebration on Saturday 21 June from 11am-3pm which will feature performances by local musicians.