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Fledgling Hawick chilli grower Roddy McLaren is proving he can handle the hot stuff as a member of the prestigious Langholm Chilli Club. The 54-year-old developed a keen interest in the garden pastime following a chat with a club member in the Muckle Toon’s Crown Hotel, and soon transformed his shared garden in Silver Street...

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Pupils at Burnfoot Community School have produced an impressive array of boats as part of a lockdown project....

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Big week for virtual Common-Riding

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

This year’s virtual Common-Riding continues apace next week with two eagerly anticipated screenings of A Reiver’s Moon. The hugely popular stage show will be shown on Monday and Tuesday at 6.30pm, and  Teries are reminded that it will be aired once on the night and will not be available to view once it has ended....

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Plans lodged for £8.5m care village

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

If a proposal to build an £8.5million care village in Stirches are approved it would lead to the eventual closure of Deanfield Residential Home, it has emerged....

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Progress on Dutch-style care village

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Progress is being made on the design of a new Dutch-style care village in the Stirches area of town and a planning application is expected in “the near future”, The Hawick Paper can reveal.


Opera stalwart Jean Wintrope celebrated her 93rd birthday at St Andrew’s Nursing Home on Wednesday with cake and a Zoom chat with family....

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In line with other virtual events being held to celebrate the 2020 Common-Riding, the Callants’ Club essay competition has just been launched....

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Vigilant residential care home staff are doing everything they can to keep coronavirus at bay amid increasing scrutiny....

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With their bar remaining closed for the foreseeable future, the owners of the Station Bar made the much-welcomed decision to do a tour of Hawick at the weekend offering a free pint to regulars....

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Twins boost NHS coffers

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Two sets of twins are raising money for the NHS by making rainbow bows. Burnfoot Community School pupils McKenna and Brandon Frew, both aged 11, and their elder twins, 17-year-old Chantelle and Declan, who have just finished high school, have already raised more than £70....

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We want your trails, says group

Friday, May 15th, 2020

A call has gone out to Teries to reveal their favourite trails around the town, as part of the ambitious Town of 1000 Trails project.


Staff at a local care company are  inviting clients to show off their dance moves in a bid to lift spirits amid the virus pandemic. In recent weeks, SRS Care Solutions has been encouraging those they support to get into the groove as much as they can to popular tunes such as  Village People’s YMCA,...

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Talented artist Adele Gourlay has just completed an impressive portrait of Captain Tom Moore – the 100-year-old war veteran who raised more than £32million for the NHS by completing over 100 laps of his Bedfordshire garden on a zimmer frame....

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The finishing touches have been added to a distinctive new sculpture in memory of exiled Teri Lynn Power. The fifty-year-old died in her sleep in October. Her family, ex-Acting Father and Mother Jim and Sheena Hogg, sister Lesley and niece Lexie spent a quiet couple of minutes together at the monument in Liddesdale Road last...

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Safety first as more workers return

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Stringent health and safety measures are in force as more mill workers return to their jobs. Johnstons of Elgin now has 30 per cent of its employees back at its Eastfield Mills site, with staggered introduction. A fortnight ago we reported that a pioneer team of some 25 staff opted to return to work, and...

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Couple celebrate 50 special years

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Kiwi couple and adopted Teries George and Peggy Keown celebrated their golden wedding at home last Saturday. George came to Scotland as a teacher in 1967, securing a post at Burnfoot school. He boarded with Peter and Cathie Johnston, of Silverbuthall, during which time he fell in love with the town and its rugby heritage....

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