As one of 67 community councils in the Scottish Borders our purpose is to express the views of the community to the local authority and other public bodies. We also get involved in other activities – please see our Projects page.
For the finest collection of premium Scottish products, there’s only one town to visit.
Hawick in the Scottish Borders has a rich manufacturing heritage and an international reputation for producing quality goods.
Made here. Sold here. Unmissable.
Batteries • Electrical • Engraving • Good Year • Gri Sport • Hardware • Key Cutting • Hoggs of Fife • Pageant Pewter • Shoe Repairs • Trophies • Walking Sticks • Wellies and Boots
Discover Made in Hawick for yourself
- Visit the website: https://www.madeinhawick.com/
Visiting the Scottish Borders? Make sure you visit Hawick! There’s a world of industrial tourism to discover in this historic Border manufacturing town, from famous international catwalk labels and outstanding engineering to award-winning spirits, unique artisan crafts and cutting-edge innovations.
Shankend Viaduct is a former railway viaduct in the Scottish Borders just over six miles south of the town of Hawick. It is a category B listed building.
It carried the Edinburgh-Carlisle main line of the North British Railway, the Waverley Line, on 15 stone arches across the shallow Langside valley and the Langside burn. It has a maximum height of 18.3 metres (60 ft) and has been extensively repaired with brick patching.
The viaduct was the last section of the Waverley Line and was opened to goods traffic on 28 June 1862 and passenger traffic on 1 July 1862. The contract for the construction of the viaduct was awarded together with the nearby southern Whitrope Tunnel on the same line.
With the closure of the entire route on 6 January 1969, the viaduct became obsolete and the rails have since been removed. In the 2000s, the monument was extensively restored by BRB (Residuary) Limited.
The Borders Distillery®, the first Scotch Whisky distillery in the Scottish Borders since 1837, was commissioned in March of 2018. This new distillery is dedicated to making great whisky and to capturing the spirit of the Borders.
- Visit their website: https://www.thebordersdistillery.com/
Located in Hawick, Teviotdale is the flagship health and fitness centre in the Scottish Borders. TLC has recently undergone a major facelift to improve the facilities for locals and visitors alike.
The 25m swimming pool at TLC offers six lanes, a children’s pool, a 2m deep end, steam room and a action-packed Flume. The TLC team regularly run fun sessions including the Flume or inflatable fun sessions, or both together in the Ultimate Fun Sessions. There are a whole host of swimming classes including AquaFit, as well as Adult and Child.
- Find out more by following this link: https://www.liveborders.org.uk/health/swimming/swimming-pools/teviotdale-leisure-centre/
Initially founded in 1877, and situated on the steep slopes of the Vertish, Hawick Golf Club is an 18 hole golf course which has seen many visitors such as Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie and Tony Jacklin.
The views up the top of the hill are described by locals as second to none! On the doorsteps of the Westend it is welcome to dog walkers and annually sees the Cornet and his cavalcade gallop up the Nipknowes past the 1st, 2nd and 3rd fairways which are always lined with crowds along the fence line. The club are more than welcome to visitors with bar staff and greens staff there to greet you. Head over to their website for more information!
There’s nae hill like the Vertish Hill!
- Visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ProjectHawick/
Discover a whole new side to Hawick & The Scottish Borders. Are you #proHawick yet?
Owned and edited locally, The Hawick Paper carries a mix of all the very best local news, sport, and features, written by journalists who have Hawick at heart.
The Hawick Paper aims to champion the town at every turn, while also asking difficult questions of those who wield power locally.
But, most importantly, The Hawick Paper is about you, the people of Hawick and Teviotdale, who make this area what it is today.
The Hawick Paper is published every Friday.