Step back in time to the wild borderlands as Hawick Reivers Festival brings 16th century music, drama and games to the town.
At a time when England and Scotland were at war, those living in the borders became known as Reivers. The Hawick Reivers Festival takes place in Hawick, the biggest town in the Scottish Borders, and offers a flavour of life during those times.
The festival gives visitors a glimpse of the food, entertainment, politics and skills of the Reivers. The festival features an eclectic programme of events including re-enactments, parades, walks, talks, games, historical markets and banquets.
Special events at this year’s festival will include a 16th century Market on the high street with local traders and family history stalls, as well as entertainment from the Reivers Trials and Games.
There will also be living history encampments with musket drills, hand to hand skirmishes, mock battles, and displays of cooking, crafts and professions from the time. On the Saturday a procession of Reivers will head through the town.
Other events will include a costumed banquet, history talks, a walk to Branxholme Castle, a torchlight procession and fireworks, family history drop in sessions, rum tasting and school performances.
When: 22nd – 24th March 2019
Where: Hawick, Scottish Borders
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the event. Many events are free.
More info: www.hawickreivers.com