Hawick Callants Club: founded 1904
Hawick Callants Club
His heart is warm, his hand is free,
His love's an inspiration
For Border hill and dale, and Hawick
His centre of creation;
And fair or tyrst aye proves the best
To him wi' a bit brawl in't,
He'll fight the field though heids are peel'd
He wunna yield, the Callant
Congratulations to Cornet Gareth Renwick
All the best from all Callants' Club members to Cornet Gareth Renwick and Lass Jennifer Nichol, Acting Father and Mother John and Lynn Lyle.
2017 Competition Winners
Winners of the schools essay competition, High School prize winners and the Common Riding Shop Window Display competition.
AIMS OF THE CLUB
Formed in 1904, the aims of the society are:
The history of the club, and an explanation of our aims can be found in this section...
COMMON RIDING: FULL GUIDE
A central section of this website is a comprehensive essay on the Common Riding: its traditions and origins.
This was first written in 1983 by the Callants Club and Ron Taylor, and has been revised over the years as things have changed. It remains the definitive guide to Hawick Common Riding.
The essay comprises 18 chapters; it covers all ceremonies and traditions; and is an invaluable and easily-read reference.
Very much recommended reading.
Kenny McCartney is the 2018 President.
OOR AIN AULD TOON
In this article you can read a brief history of Hawick and its colourful past.
Written by renowned local author Ian Landles, the article describes in a nutshell what is special about the town of Hawick.
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