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Oregon Timber plans expansion and jobs boost in Selkirk

Co-op store Image copyright Walter Baxter
Image caption The company hopes to acquire the former Co-op NGT building

A Selkirk timber company's expansion plans could lead to the creation of about 50 new jobs.

Oregon Timber has applied to Scottish Borders Council to expand into a former home furnishing store near existing premises.

The company, which manufactures timber frames, wants to acquire the former Co-op NGT in Dunsdalehaugh.

It has applied to change its use from "retail" to "timber manufacturing facility".

The furniture and electrical store closed last summer with the loss of 12 jobs.

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