Patrons of Hawick Common Riding

The Patron’s Scheme

To run your Common Riding costs c.£100,000 per annum, with Scottish Borders Council’s grant contribution being £9300 towards the cost of public liability insurance and public protection measures. The remainder of income towards these running costs comes from event tickets and sponsorship.

With ever-increasing running costs, Hawick Common Riding Committee SCIO have had to look at ways of ensuring our Common Riding remains sustainable and propose to introduce a Patrons Scheme. This Scheme encourages people within our community to provide financial support towards these costs. In return, Patrons will be named (if they wish to be so) on a new Patrons Page in the Cornet’s Timetable, as well as on our website and social media platforms. Other benefits in the future may be introduced dependent upon uptake and Patron numbers.

Current Patron’s of Hawick Common Riding

Cornet Euan Robson
Corent’s Lass Abigail Tofts
Acting Father & Mother Doug & Sharon Waldie

Euan Welsh
Lesley Fraser
Rory Bannerman
Ian Huggan
Braden George
Marinos Calothis
Angela Farish
Robert William Farish
Stuart Marshall
Donald and Patricia Ashmore
Harry & Sheena Graham
Anne & Russell Molloy
Ex Acting Father Graeme Paxton
Jane Paxton
Ian W Mcleod
John & Caroline Wilkinson
Rob & Joyce Welsh
Kev Sykes
Angela Holmes
Tom Holmes
William Alexander Douglas
Ex Cornet Greig Middlemass
Ex Cornet’s Lass Emma Gibson
Mick Robertson
John Kernaghan
Ex Cornet David Blacklock
Ex Cornet’s Lass Morag Blacklock
Ex Acting Father & Mother Tom & Netta Hogg
Len Wyse
Thomas Blacklock
Jackie Blacklock
Ex Cornet Bruce Campbell
Ex Cornet’s Lass Carol Campbell
Lyn Beveridge
Amanda Nichol
Frank Scott
Karen Knox
Cameron Knox
Ex Cornet and Lass Ian and Lesley Nichol
Nichola Sutherland
Caron Blacklock
Gordon and Marion Short
Dr George Thorburn
Lindsay Nichol
Scott Lambie
Derek & Susan Renwick
Keith Grieve
Linda Hook
Sarah Winwood
Malcolm & Debbie Purvis
Dan and Ashley Wolf
Eax Acting Father & Mother Derek & Clare Oliver
Rob Halliday
Ex Acting Father & Mother Alan & Tracey Brown
Ex Cornet & Lass John & Margaret Hogg
Ex Cornet Gareth Renwick
Jim Reilly
Ex Acting Father Norman Turnbull
Ex Cornet Jamie Turnbull
Ex Cornet & Lass Philip & Ruth Murray
Jane Pow
Gillian Pow
Lorna Reid
Cavers Family
Honorary Provost Watson McAteer
Garry & Julie Robson
Gary & Beverley Middlemass
John Elliot
Angus & Lynn Brunton
Jane Fletcher

Get Involved

If you are interested in becoming a Patron, please email: or telephone 07958 312860 for a Patron Form for completion. The minimum financial contribution has been set at £10.

Your Common Riding is organised and run by a dedicated, hardworking Committee of volunteers who give of their time to ensure that this historical event can continue for time immemorial. Your financial support would be gratefully appreciated.