Hawick Reivers Festival 2023

date_range 24th March, 2023 - 26th March, 2023

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The annual Hawick Reivers Festival commemorates the rich story, culture and tradition of the Border Reivers.. While not seeking to glamorise what was undoubtedly a bloody and violent period in our history we aim to give visitors a taste of what life was like for ordinary folks in 16th century Hawick. The Reivers were a hardy, independent, resourceful and resilient people - characteristics still evident in the modern day Borderer!
The festival, which is held annually, comprises a full weekend of activities, both in and outdoors, including re-enactments, concerts, lectures, craft displays, drama, 16th century market and reivers encampment and a torchlight procession and fireworks display and offers something for all ages

We take pride in our key aims to “Explore, Explain, Experience”. , and give the audience a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of life in this difficult and challenging period of our history.
18:30 - Friday 24th March to 13:00 - Sunday 26th March