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Students from countries such as Japan, China and India learned from the Scottish textile industry and used this knowledge to improve the production process in their home countries.
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3 February 2005

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used to illustrate the factors leading to the decline of the textile industry in the Scottish Borders. It could be linked to a study of global trade and competition as well as government involvement in industry. Students could look into the current condition of the textile industry in Scotland. What have some companies had to do to survive?