Saturday 24th March 2018

Borders Kith and Kin 

Meet the Border Families, learn their story past and present. Find out if you are connected to the Reiving Clans and learn how to research your own family history

10.30am till 3pm Hawick High Street

16th Century Market 

Saturday, 10.30am till 3pm, Hawick High Street, Town Hall Area
Including Reivers Trials, Live Entertainment and Reivers Games

Reivers Encampment 

Saturday, 10.30am till 3pm, Wee Haugh
Full programme of re-enactments including
displays of Musket Drills and hand to hand skirmishes and mock battles with static displays of life in the
16th Century Border Lands.

Primary School Reivers Games 

Saturday – High Street 11.30

This popular event will again be on the High Street to be in the centre of the activities. Games will kick off at 11.30pm after the opening events and will last for approx one hour. All our local primary schools will take part for the honour of winning the Andy Norman Trophy. Come along and cheer your favourite school on.

Hawick Primary Schools Reiver Presentation  

Details to be confirmed

 Hawick Archaeological Society Talk 

Saturday 24th March at 1.30pm

Venue: Heritage Hub (Silver collection at door)

“In the Footsteps of Reivers” by Brian Dingle

Have you ever thought how a book comes to fruition? What brought the first seeds of an idea to the printed page? I’d like to take you through my new book “In the Footsteps of Reivers” where the idea came from. What motivated me to do it and what I left out. What areas I visited and the events that happened. How I went about finding a publisher and what they said about the manuscript. Then a guide through the publishing process of why the book took its final form 


Brian Dingle Brought up on the English side of the border, Brian retains a love of the area and its unique history. Combining this love of history with photographic skills, Brian has had success with his images from sports to Natural history and landscape. A published technical author Brian has turned his attention to his homeland and its rich history. 

Torchlight Procession & Fireworks 

Join the Laird and his Lady for a Reivers Banquet and Entertainment

Featuring the Liddesdale Play performed by “Two Rivers Theatre Company”

and Border songs from local singers

Saturday 24th March 8.15pm in the “Banqueting Hall” at Hawick Old Baths

Potted Meat and Oatcakes

Roast Beef or Reivers Chicken  with Roast Vegetables.
Bread Sauce and Gravy

Clootie Dumpling with Custard or Cream

Fine Fare served by Lindsay Grieve

Tickets £15

Tickets available from Border Events, ILF Imaging and Dorwards, Hawick

All forms of dress welcome but why not take the chance to get into the spirit of the Reivers and dress for the part! Nothing elaborate required! (or just bring along your sword or helmet to defend your lands!)

Costume ideas

Ladies – long skirts and shawl
Men – Breeches, (or binding round lower leg) simple tabards or loose shirts etc