Hawick Reivers Festival

Step back in time to the mid sixteenth century when the Borderlands were an area of constant feuding – when loyalties were to kinship rather than king and country and when “Reiving” was a means of survival.

Through music, drama  and re-enactments experience what life was really like for the men and women in the Border Marches.

Hawick Reivers Festival aims to help visitors and townsfolk alike Experience, Explore and will endeavour to Explain day to day  life in this violent and turbulent period of our history.

Fiercely loyal and independent, hard-working and prepared to fight for what they believed in these men and women of the 1500’s did much to shape the character of the modern day Borderers.

Festival Highlights

2017 Dates – Friday 24th March | Saturday 25th March | Sunday 26th March

All ages within the local community are involved both as organizers and participants in the weekend of activities and numerous local groups and societies play their part in delivering the end product which attracts many visitors to the town.

  • Reivers encampment and re-enactment
  • Torchlight Parade “The Hot Trod” and Fireworks display
  • Reivers Banquet
  • Literary High Tea with guest speaker
  • Traditional Concert
  • Dramas by local school children
  • Historical talks

The festival provides something for the whole family!