2022 Common Riding

Common Riding Principals 2022
Cornet Greig Middlemas, Cornet’s Lass Emma Gibson and Acting Father and Acting Mother Alan and Tracey Brown.

More information about Hawick Common Riding 2022 can be found in the official Cornet’s Timetable, available to buy in the following local shops:

  • Dorwards
  • Campbells Newsagents
  • Spar (Dickson Street)
  • Little Shop (Weensland Road)
  • Burnfoot Post Office
  • Kat’s Corner Shop
  • Happy Shopper (Havelock Street)
  • No 47 Newsagents ( High Street)
  • ILF Imaging
  • Common Riding Office

Statement, January 2022

At their meeting last night, Hawick Common Riding Committee SCIO unanimously agreed the election of a Cornet for 2022 and endeavour to run a traditional Common Riding within Government guidelines. Any changes to guidance from the Scottish Government or Scottish Borders Council may require adjustments to be made for some events, more likely those which are normally held indoors. This could mean reduced numbers at indoor events or alternatively use of outdoor venues, as is deemed necessary.

The Committee and Principals are of the opinion it is essential to proceed with our Common Riding 2022 for both the wellbeing and economy of the town, and we look forward to the continued support of our townsfolk and exiles alike.

Hawick Common Riding Committee SCIO

Exiles Night 2022

Reception for Teries

A reception for exiled Teries will be held in the Town Hall on Wednesday, 8th June at 7.30 p.m. A programme of entertainment featuring music, song and verse from the wealth of talent in the town has been arranged. A light supper will be served and bar facilities are provided.

More information, including downloadable application forms can be found here.

Notice – 29 April 2022


On the evening of Wednesday 4th May the Cornet’s Walk around the town will start from Beaconsfield Terrace at 7.45 p.m.


The Smoker will be held in the Town Hall on Wednesday 4th May at 8.30 p.m. (Doors open at 8.00 p.m.)  Tickets priced £5.00 will be on sale at the door.


Residents wishing Colour-Bussing tickets should make written application by standard POSTCARD ONLY or C6 ENVELOPE ONLY (approximately 11cm x 16cm) to their representatives on or before Saturday 7th May. Only one application per household may be made giving full name and address of applicant and preferred seating, either downstairs or gallery (two seats are allocated, all seats are £16 per pair). Those applicants with accessibility problems please state on application “accessible seating required.”

Past successful applicants must not have had tickets for the last three Colour Bussings.


North, of the River Teviot

Mr Stewart Hay, 7 Burnhead Road, Hawick, TD9 8HB

Mr William Fletcher, 17a Chay Blyth Place, Hawick TD9 8HX

Ex-Cornet Ross Gibson, Sunnyfield, Sunnyhill Road, Hawick TD9 7HS

Ex-Cornet Ross Nichol, 29 Linden Crescent, Hawick, TD9 9LQ

Mr David Oliver, 4 Overhall Road, Wilton Dean, Hawick TD9 7JB

Mr Burnett Smith, 15 Heronhill Bank, Hawick TD9 9RY

South, of the River Teviot

Mr Cameron Knox, 27a Wellogate Place, Hawick, TD9 9JG

Ex-Cornet Ian Nichol, 13 Bailleul Grove, Hawick TD9 9PP

Mr Frank Scott, 1 Frank Place, Hawick TD9 9EB

Ex-Acting Father Stuart Sharkey, 23 Liddesdale Crescent, Hawick TD9 0EX

Ex-Cornet Ian Whillans, Crumelknowes, Hawick, TD9 0NL

Mrs Caroline Wilkinson, 8 Crosswynd, Hawick, TD9 9EG

All interested are invited to attend the ballot for tickets in the Town Hall on Wednesday 11th May at 7.00 p.m.  Tickets will then be on sale at the front offices of the Town Hall on Saturday 21st May from 9.00am to 10.00 a.m.


The Dinner will be held in the Town Hall on Friday 10th June at 7.00 p.m. with tickets priced at £30.00 per person.  

The Ball follows at 10.30 p.m. and tickets are priced at £25.00 per couple.

Tickets for both functions are by postal application only. In the event of being oversubscribed tickets will be balloted.

Up to 12 Dinner tickets & 6 Ball tickets can be purchased by one applicant. All applications must include the names of full company, as a seating plan will be in operation for both functions.

If purchasing Dinner tickets please state the menu choice of everyone attending. Choices for the main course are: Beef, Chicken or Vegetarian

Applications, including an email address, to be sent to:

Dinner & Ball Convener, Mrs C Wilkinson, 8 Cross Wynd, Hawick, TD9 9EG.

Closing date 21st May 2022. Collection of tickets from Common Riding Office: Friday 27th May & Friday 3rd June.


The Common-Riding office at 11 O’Connell Street will be open on Thursday 26th & Friday 27th May 2.00p.m. to 4.00p.m., Thursday 2nd June from 1.00p.m. to 300 p.m. and Friday 3rd June from 11.00a.m. to 1.00p.m.  Saturday 4th   June from 9.30a.m. to 11a.m. Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th from 2.00p.m. to 3.30p.m.

Information on rides-out and full terms and conditions for all participants are as printed in the Cornet’s Official Timetable.

Attendance at all licensed events is restricted to 18’s and over, ‘Challenge 25 Rule’ will be enforced.