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

Matthew Gotterson

Annual dinner

The Annual Dinner for 2016 was held on Friday 4th March in the Hawick Rugby Clubrooms. The guest was Ex-Langholm Cornet Billy Young, and a full report can be found here.

Full details of events, and downloadable events sheet...

Other news

  • The Club have been contacted by Sarah Mushet, Project Manager, Hawick Flood Protection Scheme for comments/views. Any comments to Hon. Secretary please.
  • The Club have been contacted by Dianne Laing of Archaeology Scotland for help in turning Stobs Camp into a Heritage Site by 11 November 2018 with links to Hawick Archaeological Society. If any members have recollections, etc., on Stobs Camp, again please contact the Hon. Secretary.
  • The following photos are reproduced by courtesy of ILF Imaging, Sandbed: main photo of website showing the Cornet and his followers; Derick Tait presenting robes to Stuart Marshall; Cornet on Hawick Moor.
 
AIMS OF THE CLUB

Formed in 1904, the aims of the society are:

  • The cultivation of local sentiment
  • The preservation of the ancient customs and institutions of the town of Hawick...
  • The fostering of local art and literature
  • etc

The history of the club, and an explanation of our aims can be found in this section...

The club...

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.

Hawick Common Riding

CLUB OFFICIALS

Bernie Armstrong is the 2016 President.

Full list of officials...

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.

Read more...

PUBLICATIONS, BOOKS, CDs

Publications...