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

Latest news from the Club

 
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
Derick Tait, President, Hawick Callants Club 2014

Derick Tait: 2014 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...