Hawick Reivers Festival – 24/25 March 2017

April 24, 2017

The first club event of the year kicked off on the Friday night of 24 March with a ghost walk around the old part of Hawick. The club members played 12 ghosts – and two “guides” were brought in to lead the tours. Two tours where undertaken – which were fully booked.  It was a success all round.

The even continued onto the Saturday, where 52 re-enactors gathered for the opening parade. The event was based around the “Little Haugh” in Hawick, with an encampment set up – and a roped off arena. The club put on a display of “250 years of Border soldiers” in the arena – and a fight enactment of removing reivers from the town. The camp area was buzy all day – with the warm sun bringing the visitors out in strength.

At night was the ever popular hot-trod torch lit parade… followed by fireworks. This was followed by a banquet at the old baths,

Overall – the event was a great success… seen as one of the best.

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