Old bakery secures funding to explore new roles

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The old bakery is part of Port House in Jedburgh

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A listed building in the Borders has secured funding support to help bring it back into use.

The old bakery building in Jedburgh is part of the category A listed Port House.

South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE) is providing £25,000 towards remedial work and examining options for its future.

Jedburgh Community Trust (JCT) - which bought the site more than a decade ago - hopes to use the building to help boost town centre regeneration.

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It is hoped the building can find a use to help town centre regeneration

The funding package is the latest in a string of support the trust has received from a wide range of bodies.

Prof Russel Griggs, who chairs the enterprise body, said a big part of its work was backing community-led projects as well as businesses.

“It is great to have support from SOSE to explore options for the bakery," added Len Wyse, who chairs the JCT board.

"It is a great space with lots of potential and we will be consulting with individuals and groups in Jedburgh to develop a plan for a creative and sustainable future for the building.”