Would you like to access the eHawickPaper as well as exclusive articles on our website? Sign up to our Digital Subscription now.
The Hawick Paper

CATEGORY: HCR18

Keith Smyth says it is still a “privilege” to be the  Lasses’ driver for the ride-outs, after 25 years at the wheel. The 64-year-old first began the job back in 1994 when the Cornet was Robbie Pringle, after lending a hand at one of the Tueday ride-outs – and he has done it ever since....

Continue reading

Sign up to our Digital Subscription for instant access. Just £1 per week.



A quarter of a century has galloped in since Robbie Pringle was the Hawick Cornet. Twenty five years it may have been but Robbie has many vivid memories of his time wearing the Green Jacket and carrying the Banner Blue – memories that will never be erased....

Continue reading

Sign up to our Digital Subscription for instant access. Just £1 per week.



Charabanc memorial unveiled

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

One hundred years ago this week, June 7, 1919, a motor charabanc careered down the Nipknowes when the brakes on the vehicle appeared to fail, resulting in the deaths of three young men and two boys of primary school age, as well as 21 children and adults injured....

Continue reading

Sign up to our Digital Subscription for instant access. Just £1 per week.



Steadfast an’ true

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Riders go to town (hall) after police change 27-mile route Three cheers for Cornet at Douglas Haig Court visit Right-Hand Lass Jennifer can’t believe how fast it’s all going Rhys accepts Cup as Juicy makes debut Denholm is very special to homecoming Acting Father Senior citizens serve up a super night for Big Eight Cornet […]


Rain failed to dampen the enthusiasm of riders who followed Cornet Connor Brunton to Mosspaul on both Saturday and Tuesday. The 27-mile ride is one of the more testing rides, but passed without any serious mishaps and was thoroughly enjoyed by all....

Continue reading

Sign up to our Digital Subscription for instant access. Just £1 per week.



A year after she did the town proud as Cornet’s Lass, Jennifer Nichol is showing the same commitment and enthusiasm in her role as this year’s Right-Hand Lass....

Continue reading

Sign up to our Digital Subscription for instant access. Just £1 per week.



Rhys accepts Cup as Juicy makes debut

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Thirteen-year-old Rhys Elliot was the worthy recipient of this year’s Hislop Cup....

Continue reading

Sign up to our Digital Subscription for instant access. Just £1 per week.



As a long-standing villager himself, Acting Father Joe Crawford admits the Denholm Ride-out holds a special place in his heart....

Continue reading

Sign up to our Digital Subscription for instant access. Just £1 per week.



It was recently the turn of Hawick Senior Citizens’ Association to entertain Cornet Connor Brunton and the rest of the Big Eight at their annual Common-Riding concert. With more than 80 members and guests attending, it proved to be yet another successful and enjoyable night, from the moment the Cornet was played into the room...

Continue reading

Sign up to our Digital Subscription for instant access. Just £1 per week.



Ex-president deserves award

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Ex-Cornet and ex-club president Richard Walker was announced as the Mosstrooper of the Year at last Friday’s dinner....

Continue reading

Sign up to our Digital Subscription for instant access. Just £1 per week.



A grand gathering of 140 members and guests of the Ancient Order of Mosstroopers packed the town hall last Friday night on the eve of the first Mosspaul ride-out. Under the guidance of president Gordon Short, and in honour of Cornet Connor Brunton the evening began in fine style with a sumptuous meal. ...

Continue reading

Sign up to our Digital Subscription for instant access. Just £1 per week.



A total of 61 youngsters saddled up last Thursday night to follow the Cornet for another hugely successful Junior Ride....

Continue reading

Sign up to our Digital Subscription for instant access. Just £1 per week.



Douglas Haig Court residents were treated to an evening of song and verse from local talented entertainers when the Cornet’s party dropped in on the Cairn Housing Association complex last Tuesday....

Continue reading

Sign up to our Digital Subscription for instant access. Just £1 per week.



Right as rain

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Fun-filled ride to Roberton sees Cornet on cloud nine Cornet’s party hailed as best ever party Golf course back in bounds as riders take the haugh road Mum’s the word as Tracy make Bright start to her new role Craig’s ‘pride and emotion’ on board ‘real rollercoaster’ Bright Eyed Daughters enjoy an anniversary night to […]


Rain on Saturday did nothing to dampen the spirits of thrilled Cornet Connor Brunton, who says he enjoyed every minute of the ride-out to Roberton....

Continue reading

Sign up to our Digital Subscription for instant access. Just £1 per week.



The Cornet’s party at the Burns Club last Saturday night was described by club president Neil Macaskill as ‘one of the best ever’....

Continue reading

Sign up to our Digital Subscription for instant access. Just £1 per week.



Older Stories

Newer Stories

Become a Subscriber

Would you like to access the eHawickPaper as well as exclusive articles on our website?

Sign up to our Digital Subscription now for instant access.

Already have an Account? Log in here.

Search

We're Social