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Hawick Living – Hawick’s Town Website

Hawick Living is an online hub celebrating all that’s best about living in Hawick and the Scottish Borders. Whether you live or work in Hawick, or are visiting the town, you’ll find lots of insider tips about where to eat, shop, and explore, as well as news and stories about what’s happening in and around Hawick.

Welcome to Hawick Living, the website for one of the friendliest and most welcoming town in the Scottish Borders.

Situated at the junction of the rivers Slitrig and Teviot in the heart of the rich, unspoilt Borders countryside, Hawick is steeped in the history of the Reivers and Border Clans.

The name “Hawick” is synonymous with knitwear production, the Common Riding, and rugby union, and enjoys a worldwide reputation for all three, but there is much more to us than that.

Good food, good leisure, good shopping, and good living are all part of our community and we want you to share in it. So now that you’ve found us, take a look at our website, and when you’ve had a look, come and visit us. We know you’ll enjoy the Hawick experience.

Take a look at what we’re proud of in this beautiful Scottish Borders town.

 Hawick Common Riding-4115The Common Riding

Hawick is the largest of the Scottish Border towns and is steeped in history and tradition and there is plenty to see and do for all ages. The annual Common Riding week takes place in June every year. There are many events and traditions that take place during the week that go back hundreds of years. This is a week not to be missed.


Hawick-7788The Outdoors

Hawick has many tranquil outdoor spaces to explore and enjoy along with a great selection of walking and cycling trails. The area boasts some of the most stunning and spectacular scenery within the Scottish Borders region.  Whether you are young or old there are many outdoor activities on offer for you to explore and enjoy.


Hawick Common Riding-3799Textile & Fashion Industry

The town has a rich textile industry and there are many buildings that will help you discover the industrial past and explore how the fashion and textiles industry has impacted on local life for decades.

One of these buildings is the Textile Towerhouse, featuring an ever-changing catwalk display. The Towerhouse not only shows off the town’s textile history, but also proudly showcases how it continues to be relevant in the fashion industry. today

Throughout the year there are various exhibitions and events such as a felt workshop where you could make your own bag, or craft demonstrations on the different types of tapestry weaving; so you should check and see if there is anything special on!

Tower Mill, which is an old weaving mill, now contains a new cinema as well as a cafe. So once you’re done exploring the Towerhouse you can catch the latest film.


Hawick-7855Wilton Lodge Park

Hawick is home to the award-winning Wilton Lodge Park. The idyllic park contains tree-lined walks, a glasshouse and a river leading to a scenic waterfall as well as its structured formal garden areas. Once you’re done exploring the grounds there is also the opportunity to try a multitude of fun activities such as bowling or crazy golf, as well as a cafe for when you get peckish.


Denholm-5303Exploring the Scottish Borders Region

Hawick is located towards the south of the region and is on the main A7 route from Carlisle to Edinburgh. There are many towns within easy reach from Hawick including, Newcastleton, Jedburgh, Selkirk, Melrose, Galashiels and Kelso. Closer to Hawick are villages including Ashkirk, Cavers, Bonchester Bridge and Denholm (pictured) to name but a few.


Melrose Abbey HLThe Four Abbeys of the Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders is rich in history and along with the many historic houses and buildings, the region has four magnificent ruined abbeys to explore.

These splendid abbeys are located at Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso and Jedburgh. All are within easy driving distance from Hawick.


Edinburgh-2257Visiting Edinburgh

Hawick is just over an hour from Edinburgh and can be reached by car using either the A7 through Galashiels and Stow or the A68 through Melrose and Lauder.

If you’re looking to explore the city for a day, watch a show or see the world renowned Edinburgh Military Tattoo then you can travel to Tweedbank and get the Borders Waverley train straight into Edinburgh. Trains run every half hour throughout the day with the last train leaving Edinburgh just before midnight.

Finding your way around Hawick Living…

Hawick Living Screen GrabIf you live or work in Hawick or the surrounding area then check out the ‘My Hawick’, ‘Young People’ and ‘Business’ sections from the top menu bar.

These three sections of the Hawick Living website contain information and articles for the local community, local businesses and also for young people in the area.

The main menu bar provides links to shops and local businesses, hotels and restaurants, events and places to visit as well as the ‘Magazine’ sections that contains  features and articles.  All these sections of Hawick Living are there for everyone living and working in the area as well as for those visiting Hawick either for the day or longer.

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