Plans have been submitted to Scottish Borders Council to extend the size of a visitor centre at a Selkirk mill.

The work would involve internal alterations and part change of use to extend Lochcarron Visitor Centre, a 5 Star Visit Scotland Attraction at Waverley Mill in Rodgers Road.

In a submission with the application, managing director Dawn Robson-Bell, says: “In 2022 we successfully reduced the size of and relocated our Lochcarron Visitor Centre (LVC) and it has now become an integral part of the main mill complex.

“Although proving very popular we realised that giving over some additional space would hugely benefit the visitor experience.

“Our visitor centre is important to the business as a source of revenue and interest, however, it is a relatively small part of our overall turnover. It has been and will continue to be a prestigious part of what we do and our shop window to local and international visitors as well as a great showcase for us when we have trade customers and prospects visiting us.

“We are happy this is another positive opportunity for Lochcarron to invest and grow the business.”