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Hawick (pronounced ) is a town in the Scottish Borders in the south east of Scotland. It is most well-known for its annual Common Riding, which also commemorates a victory of local youths over an English raiding party in 1514.

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Classic Comfort on the 95

Classic Comfort on the 95
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The 95/X95 route from Carlisle to Edinburgh via Langholm, Hawick and Galashiels is nowadays normally operated by vehicles and drivers from FirstBus, using Wright Eclipse urban single deck buses. Prior to de-regulation and privatisation of bus routes most runs along this route were provided by Scottish Motor Transport of Edinburgh (later Eastern SMT), with an occasional through service between Liverpool and Edinburgh operated by Ribble Motors, a division of the National Bus Company. In 2010, on schooldays Andersons of Langholm provides the first journey of the day on the sector from Langholm to Hawick. This is an operationally convenient arrangement as First Scotland East no longer have any garages south of Galashiels. The Anderson bus lays over at Hawick during school hours and then works an afternoon 95 turn back south as far as Langholm. On 25th February, 2010, this very smartly turned out thirty year old Volvo B10M/Duple Dominant IV coach was used on the route, offering the luxury of classic coach travel on the twenty three mile Langholm-Hawick section of the 95 route. (approximately one quarter of the full Carlisle-Edinburgh route). The coach is seen here during its layover at Hawick. From the late nineteen sixties unitl the mid nineteen eighties similar coaches would regularly have operated on this route. Flickr member Wigan Airways very helpfully provided me with the history of this coach - on DATABUS as new 5/81 to York, Cogenhoe as XNV94W ( Volvo B10M-61 789 Duple Dominant IV 149/8097 C50F , later registered XLC516 ,1985 then YBD912W 4/88) , sold to Harris Armadale 2/89 then Wilson Dalkieth 2/89, Hastings Edinburgh 8/93, Smith Dearham 3/95 as SJI 8287, to Stewart Rockcliffe 2/99 then Irving's of Carlisle 10/06, named Margaret, then onto Ellenvale Aspatria 4/09 as YBD912W. If my addition is correct this would make Andersons of Langholm the ninth owner of this beautiful classic coach, is this a record?

THE COBBLE CAULD.

THE COBBLE CAULD.
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the river teviot, looking upstream towards the cobble cauld, spetchmans pool, lady's pool, cobble pool ,wilton lodge,t he avenue, sunnyhill, roadhead, wilton lodge park, this is a favorite poaching haunt for those that way inclined. when the salmon and sea trout are running up the river in the autum floods, the young poachers both day and night, run onto the flooded cauld at great risk to there own lifes in the process of trying to secure a salmon with there cleeks or gaffs, 99.9% of the young would be poachers could not poach an egg let alone a fish.but still manage to give the local water watchers a few sleepless nights, many a local poacher both past and present, started there poaching days at the cobble cauld, before progressing further upstream to the tributary rivers and hill burns, crowds gather at both sides of the cauld to watch the salmon, sea trout and brown trout, trying to ascend the cauld, or the salmon ladder in centre of cauld, an excellent spectacle to witness and photograph, it is also not uncommon to see the otters that frequent this area, mostly on the edge of the salmon ladder when the fish are running. hawick, scottish borders, scotland.

SLITRIG FLOOD.  01.

SLITRIG FLOOD. 01.
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the river slitrig, in high spate disappears into a 50-60yds wide tunnel bridge which runs for about 50-60yds underneath the town of hawick, scottish borders, scotland, where it meets the river teviot 150yds downstream at the plum pool. this view is known as the kings rocks, and is underneath what used to be the old corn exchange, then a picture house and the marina bar, and lastly as humphreys night club which burned to the ground in the early 90s in strange circumstances. it is now a car park, this is a good viewing point to watch the leaping salmon and sea trout, on their annual migration to the spawning beds/redds of the river slitrig, and its tributarys. this river was also used to power some of the local mills / factorys,via underground mill lades and waterwheels which some can still be seen in the town today. it was also one of the rivers that helped to cause mass destruction and devastation to the town in the great flood of october 2005, being a short, fast rising spate water surrounded by extensive forestry in the headwaters, and its tributarys.

THE DRUMLANRIG BRIG.

THE DRUMLANRIG BRIG.
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the drumlanrig brig/bridge, built in 1776-1777, and widened in 1900. bridges the river slitrig, which was one of the rivers that used to feed the underground mill lades, that supplied power to the mills, it joins the river teviot a few yards downstream at the plum pool. also known as the douglas brig ,and the towerdykeside brig, leads from the high street to the sandbed and the bottom of the howgate. building on the extreme right with green fence is the office bar, which used to be called the douglas arms-the large building on the 2nd right was an old bank, then clintys bar, and now a wedding shop, building behind used to be the old tower mill, and building on left a cafe - now a hairdressers, off license shop, and houses. behind this bridge is another bridge of such - that it is a wide tunnel bridge with the tower mill and other buildings built on top of it which 200yrs ago it would be known as clinty's brig, which is now long gone but still steeped in hawicks history. hawick, (also known as the grey auld toon) scottish borders, scotland.

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AULD WEENSLAND CAULD. 01
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remains of the auld weensland cauld a local landmark on the river teviot, soon to be removed for the flood relief scheme, (pure vandalism, wanton destruction), this was the last place the corncrake, (crex crex) was heard in this area in 1967 by the late jimmy dodds, so much for the grey auld toon, what's left o' the grey auld toon, they keep oan knockin eet doon, commercial road next, councils and the powers above, (apart from conservative)- only seem to believe in one thing they are all hell bent on destruction and desecration, it dont matter if it is an s.s.s.i. site, or a tree preservation site, if there is something to be built, they will knock it doon. no matter who or how many people protest about it, money makes the world go round, but it also helps to destroy it on its way there, the swipe of a pen, cash changing hands. and it's all gone forever, and all the memories with it. this site is now in the process of being destroyed, gone forever-another town landmark no more. hawick, scottish borders, scotland.

THE BEAUTIFUL OLD, and the ugly new.

THE BEAUTIFUL OLD, and the ugly new.
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the old disused and derelict, victorian hawick cottage hospital, built in 1885 and designed by john maclachlan. which has given many years sterling service to the town before closure. the building in front is the is the new and ugly expensive borders college, the architect should be serving life for the design of this horrendous looking building at the south entrance to the town, talk about out of place. they sit just off the busy A7on buccleuch road as you leave the town south, the college replaces another very large empty building that was only built in the late 60s, and used as the henderson tech college. and will be demolished ( councils favourite word ) 40yrs after being built, for yes another supermarket - as if we need one, many supermarkets - dead high street. now thats whats called progress !? i think not, would like to see the old hospital converted and put to good use rather than demolished,( but demolish is the favourite word here ) hawick, scottish borders, scotland. view large

Sunset on the Textile Mill

Sunset on the Textile Mill
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A poignant view looking west along Glebe Mill Lane, Hawick, 21st November, 2008. On the left is the now closed Glebe Mill, where until 25th July 2008, Pringle of Scotland clothes were produced. The company still employ around thirty people in their offices and mill shop here, but most of the buildings now stand idle and are available for let, as the garments are now produced in and imported from the far east. As the sun rises on the new industries of the oriental countries, so it sets on the traditional textile manufacturing industries of Scotland and England. The last of the day's sunlight, along with the street lighting of the town, reflect on the River Teviot, on the right, whose water power first brought the textile mills here at the start of the industrial revolution two hundred years ago.

FROZEN IN TIME, but for how long.

FROZEN IN TIME, but for how long.
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the very old dicksons and laings, clock tower a local landmark - frozen in time, but for how long into the future. sits high up on this old mill. the four clock faces show different times, as it has not been in use for a few years now. and the building is due for demolition, though they say they will save the clock tower and the baronial tower, i won't hold my breath, as those that like the money - would like to have even more, all in the name of progress. the commercial road upgrade, has cost the town some very old buildings - to be replaced with another supermarket and petrol station, just what we relly needed - i think not, more of the auld grey toon gone forever - to be replaced with ugly new. hawick, scottish borders, scotland.

A RAGING TORRENT.

A RAGING TORRENT.
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the flooded river teviot,at the cobble cauld,and the salmon ladder in the middle.at the tail of the spetch, in wilton lodge park. some force of water can come over this cauld in heavy rainstorms, i have seen this cauld submerged with another 10ft of water coming over. causing much flooding. this is a good place to stand to watch the salmon and sea trout migrate upstream to there spawning redds, and the young poachers who try to cleek them off. the day after this picture was taken, the river started to breach it's banks in places and nearly caused major flooding in the town again, one hour more of rain and it would have been on par with the great flood of oct 2005. hawick, scottish borders, scotland. view large

Hawick to Langholm, Route 95.

Hawick to Langholm, Route 95.
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Mercedes Benz 0811D with Marshall bodywork - B33F. L328CHB was new to Red & White in October 1993. Later with Green Bus Service, Great Wyrley, Staffordshire, now (2011) with Andersons of Langholm. The long route 95/95X between Carlisle and Edinburgh is operated by FirstBus. For operational convenience a few short runs over parts of the southern end of the route are contracted to smaller concerns. The 08:00 Langholm to Hawick schooldays only is provided by Andersons and connects into FirstBus for Edinburgh at Buccleuch Street, Hawick, then lays over at Hawick Common Haugh where this photo was taken prior to driving the afternoon return service, 15:52 off Buccleuch Street, Hawick, destination Langholm.

THE AULD MILL, soon due to go.

THE AULD MILL, soon due to go.
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dickson and laings, wilton mills, in commercial road. a very old mill from the 1800s, due for partial demolition - though they may save the old clock tower, and the baronial tower ?. hope that what ever replaces it - is not as painfull to look at, as some of the new architecture that has been built recently. another local landmark, of the grey auld toon, lost forever. not much left of the auld toon to sing and boast about now at the common riding, outside the douglas tower - or is it the tower hotel, no it's a tourist information centre now- what's left of it. it's new affordable housing, and a decent hotel this town needs, we had enough supermarkets already. hawick, scottish borders, scotland.

GOT THE TIME.

GOT THE TIME.
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this old clock tower, on the derelict dickson's and laings, wilton mills. (wultin mill) is a 100+ years old building and is now just used by the local feral pigeons, and is about to be demolished (part demolished) the powers of above say. they reckon they will save the old clock tower, and the baronial tower at the back, and build it into the new building, will they ??? only time will tell. if it all goes, the hue and cry will be as loud as thunder, as this is one local landmark the people of this town want to keep, there is not much from the past left now, of the grey auld toon - historic scotland should pay more attention to this one. hawick, scottish borders, scotland.

AN AULD, drystane dyke.

AN AULD, drystane dyke.
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150 years after it was first built. the ravages of time, have not been kind to this old drystane dyke. these old dykes are now being rebuilt with the help of rural grants, they can provide great shelter for cows and sheep. in times of stormy and snowy weather, as well as acting as land boundarys. amazing workmanship went into building these old dykes, this one was built up the face of a very steep hill. and at a ton of stone per yard of wall, the going must have been tough and back breaking. the trees are mostly sycamore, ( acer psuedo platanus ) and ash, ( fraxinus excelsior ).the orchard hill, heronhill, weensland, hawick, scottish borders, scotland. view large

A LOOK OVER, the cobble cauld.

A LOOK OVER, the cobble cauld.
Made by the water watcher 05.
a look over the cobble cauld, with a very low for october river teviot, trickling over it. the salmon and sea trout swim up over this cauld, and salmon ladder when the river is in flood, to reach there spawning redds, at this time of the year. with some of the young poachers running accross the cauld to try and capture a fish with there cleeks and gaffs. when the the fish are running it when the river is flooded, one of the young poachers are going to be drowned sooner than later, when they go over the edge into the deep flooded pools, there has been some near ones of late, the buildings in the background are to be demolished. hawick, scottish borders, scotland.

THE STATION BRIG.

THE STATION BRIG.
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the station bridge, that used to carry the main A7 traffic over the flooded river teviot, to edinburgh and beyond. before the eyesore new waverley bridge, was built a few yards downstream. the building on the left is the hawick library, the buildings on the right are known as the station buildings, some thing to do with the railway station we used to have on the old waverley line 40 yrs ago - i suppose. the two buildings in the background were part of the wilton mills, and may be demolished for the commercial road upgrade. soon none of the original grey auld toon will be left to sing - and boast about at the common riding. hawick, scottish borders, scotland

THE UPSIDE, doon brig.

THE UPSIDE, doon brig.
Made by the water watcher 05.
the laurie bridge, named after prominent townsman walter laurie, who left a bequest for this bridge to be built, linking the spetchmans haugh-to wilton lodge park. also known as the humpy-bakit brig-by some of the locals. built in 1924 and opened december 3rd the same year by HRH the prince of wales. it bridges the river teviot, at the spetchmans pool, a few yards upstream from the cobble cauld. quite a few salmon and sea trout were lying in this pool, on the morning the photograph was taken. the trees are mostly limes and beech. in wilton lodge park, on a crisp-colourful autumn morning. hawick, scottish borders, scotland. view large

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HERONHILL POND. 01
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one of my fave places, almost on my own doorstep-to watch wildlife. heronhill pond, and nature reserve. on the top of the orchard hill, a man made pond used to power the electricity in the now demolished heronhill house mansion, the first house in hawick with it's own supply. at the foot of the orchard hill, wealth beyond wealth in those days of the 1800s, the pond contains pike, perch, newts, frogs, and the planted up reserve is a haven for birds and other wilflife, not long ago the huge white tailed sea eagle-also known as the barndoor paid a visit. hawick, scottish borders, scotland. view large

MEMORIAL DRINKING FOUNTAIN.

MEMORIAL DRINKING FOUNTAIN.
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erected by public subscription, in memory of george fraser macnee, in recognition of his devotion to his native town, born 3rd november 1863, died 25th january 1905 ,in love of home, the love of country takes its rise. (dickens) - wilton lodge park, hawick, scottish borders, scotland. (this memorial was heavily vandalised 2 years ago and repaired. if it happens again it may be lost for ever, (yes even here in the peaceful borders, we have our fair share of fully paid up members of the the low mentality brigade, who appear to spend most of there lives, on some sort of permanent day release.)

SOON TO BE NO MORE.  02.

SOON TO BE NO MORE. 02.
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dicksons and laings, wilton mills, hawick, scottish borders, scotland, this old tweed manufacturing mill will soon be reduced to a pile of rubble, another old landmark of the grey auld toon gone forever. due to the commercial road, upgrade / development scheme, ( we don't need another supermarket ) the clock tower and baronial tower may be saved and used in the new building that replaces it, i wont hold my breath upgrade is a bitter word, demolish is the preferred one - (money talks) ! and councils / councillors ?*££££?*$$$$*?) spout a load of nonsensical nonsense.

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THROUGH THE WINDOW. 01
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wood pigeon (columba palumbus) also known here as the cushie doo, ring dove, and the cushet. this one and his/her chums are getting bolder. once a wily and wary bird of the rural countryside, they avoided human activity. but they now come quite freely to the bird table attached to the fence 5ft from the front window. where this one was pictured through a double glazed window tucking into morsels not meant for it. a few have been taken by the local sparrow hawk who haunts this, and the other gardens around here. hawick, swcottish borders, scotland.



Nearest places of interest:

Hawick High School
Зеркальный пруд
Saughtree
Toll Bar, Bloody Bush
  Minto Hills
Denholm
Teviotdale Leisure Centre
Scottish Borders Council

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