Hawick reveals plans for 2014 Reiver festival

WITH 2014 being a big year for Hawick, the town is kicking off its festivals in style with a new and improved Reivers Festival, which runs from March 28-30.

The main concert venue switches to the Old Baths where Scocha will kick off the festival.

Saturday night will now have a completely different focus when the first Reivers Banquet will be staged, again in the Old Baths. A three-course meal will be served in the style of our reiving ancestors and those attending are being invited to dress up (optional) in the style of the period. Tickets are limited so organisers are urging people to book.

The main activities will be on Saturday, with the 16th-century market and re-enactments moving to the High Street, while using the civic space and Lovel Court for the schools games and other performances. St Mary’s Church and Drumlanrig Tower will also act as venues for the primary schools’ dramas.

As in previous years Saturday will also see the hugely popular torchlight procession and fireworks.

The Reivers Walk and lunchtime concert will take place on Sunday, and Ian Landles has again agreed to lead this.

Tickets for all events go on sale at the Reivers Festival coffee morning on Saturday (January 11), in Trinity Church Hall (10-noon).

For further information contact 01450 372962.