Following the announcement that Scot Agri will move to Massey Ferguson from its Kelso and Haddington depots, McHale will now be represented across the Borders and Edinburgh East by St Boswells-based AB Wight.

South of the Border, David Henderson Tractors will cover up to the Border from their base in Hexham, looking after customers previously serviced from Scot Agri, Alnwick.

Garry Wight, of AB Wight, said: “We are delighted to have secured the McHale franchise for the Scottish Borders. The backbone of our business is service and with our parts shelves fully stocked, new machines in the yard and product training currently taking place we are confident the McHale brand will fully complement our current offering.

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"McCormick specialise solely in tractors, whereas McHale concentrate on grassland machinery which we believe makes them specialists at what they do. We look forward to welcoming new and existing McHale customers through the door.”

Gary McConnell, McHale's area manager, added: “We have had a long and successful partnership with our previous dealer that helped establish out brand very successfully in the borders area.

"With product overlaps and competing products, plus our expanding range, McHale found themselves in a position where we had to look for a new partner. The team at AB Wight were looking for a grassland range to fit a growing portfolio which represented a great fit for us.

"They are well positioned geographically and with their strong service and parts back up will continue to offer the same level of support that our customers expect,” he said.