Local Services

The information on this page will help you access a range of local services, with addresses and telephone numbers, and links to appropriate websites.

A selection of churches is found in Hawick, catering for a wide range of beliefs. They are listed below with their locations, and contact telephone numbers. Please telephone for details on times of services.
Abundant Life Elim Church
Fairhurst Drive, Burnfoot TD9 8HU
Rev. Chris Van Staden
(01450) 376234
elimscottishborders.co.uk

Church of Scotland

Burnfoot Parish Church
Church Lane, Burnfoot
Rev. Charles Finnie
(01450) 373181
burnfootparishchurch.org.uk
St. Mary's & Old Church
St. Mary's Place
Rev. Neil Combe
(01450) 372150
Teviot Church
St.George's Lane, Buccleuch Street
Rev. Neil Combe
(01450) 372150
Trinity Church
Central Square, High Street
Rev. Michael Scouler
(01450) 372705
Wilton Church
Dickson Street
Rev. Lisa-Jane Rankin
(01450) 370744
churchofscotland.org.uk
Hawick Baptist Church
Bridge Street
scottishbaptist.org.uk
Congregational Church
Bourtree Place
(01450) 372693
congregational.org.uk
Sts. Mary & David R.C. Church
Buccleuch Street
(01450) 372037
archdiocese-edinburgh.org.uk
Salvation Army
Croft Road
(01450) 375075
salvationarmy.org.uk/hawick
St. Cuthbert's Episcopal Church
Slitrig Crescent
(01450) 372043
dioceseofedinburgh.org
This is found at 1 Towerdykeside, behind Borders Textile Towerhouse. Telephone: (01450) 374266 Visit their website at cas.org.uk for details of the services offered. Opening times:
  • Monday: 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday: 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday: 10am - 1pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 4pm
  • Friday: 10am - 3pm
[p]Hawick lies within the area served by Scottish Borders Council. Council Headquarters is at Newtown St.Boswells, about eighteen miles away, but there is a contact centre, and various departmental offices, at the Town Hall on High Street.[/p] [p]The Customer Services telephone number is 0300 100 1800.[/p] Scottish Borders Council has an excellent and wide-ranging website at scotborders.gov.uk Check their website's "Life in the Borders" section for detailed information on a wide variety of needs and services.

Hawick's Local Councillors

Hawick & Denholm:
Alistair Cranston
Stuart Marshall
Watson McAteer
Hawick & Hermitage:
David Paterson
Ron Smith
George Turnbull
 Find out who your councillor is
Secondary Education in the town is provided at Hawick High School (01450 372429) on Buccleuch Road. This is a six-year comprehensive school with a roll of around one thousand pupils. Ten schools provide Primary Education in the area:
  • Burnfoot: 01450 373043
  • Denholm: 01450 870254
  • Drumlanrig St.Cuthbert's: 01450 373521
  • Hobkirk: 01450 860220
  • Newcastleton: 013873 75240
  • St. Margaret's: 01450 373478
  • Stirches: 01450 374389
  • Trinity: 01450 373434
  • Wilton: 01450 372075
 Click here for further information on schools

Medical Services

The town's Community Hospital was built in 2005. It is situated in Victoria Road, close to the entrance to Wilton Lodge Park, and with extensive parking facilities close by. The range of National Health Service facilities to be found there, and elsewhere in Hawick, can be seen at nhsborders.org.uk. There are two health centres in the town:

Dental Services

Dental services are provided at the Community Dental Department at the Community Hospital, at:
North Bridge Dental Practice
41 North Bridge Street
Tel: (01450) 372187
Teviot Dental Practice
20 North Bridge Street
(01450) 372476
There are three opticians within Hawick:
Occuleye
58 High Street
(01450) 363630
Wm. Glennie
2 Howegate
(01450) 372629
Dollond & Aitchison
25 High Street
(01450) 372333
Hawick's library is found at the corner of North Bridge Street and Laidlaw Terrace, on the bank of the River Teviot.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday: 9.30am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 9.30am - 7pm
  • Wednesday: 9.30am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am - 7pm
  • Friday: 9.30am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 9.00am - 12.30px
  • Sunday: Closed
To call the library, telephone (01450) 364640.  Click here for list of all library services available
The New Ways Partnership brings together public, private, voluntary and community sectors in order that services, where possible, are joined up, and partnership initiatives are undertaken which benefit communities. The key aims of community planning are to make sure people and communities are genuinely engaged in the decisions made on public services which affect them, and ensuring that organisations work together, not apart, to provide better public services.  Click here for further information

Buses

There is a good network of bus services within the area. Timetables can be checked through travelinescotland.com where it is best to use Journey Planner first to find the service number, then use Timetable for the options available. First Group bus services also provides timetables for local services, and for those to Edinburgh and Carlisle. Enter 'Hawick' in the box for Destination in the top right of their homepage.

Rail

The nearest railway stations are currently at Carlisle and Berwick. Services, timetables and fares from these stations can be accessed through National Rail Enquiries at www.nationalrail.co.uk. The Waverley railway line from Edinburgh to Galashiels/Tweedbank is due to be operational from September 2015. The Borders Railway website has full information on dates, timetables and fares.
The Social Work Department is a branch of Scottish Borders Council and is located in offices within the Town Hall on High Street. The telephone number is 0300 100 1800. Normal working hours:
  • Monday - Thursday: 8.45am - 5.00pm
  • Friday: 8.45am - 3.45pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
  • In an emergency outside office hours, the on-call duty worker can be contacted on 01896 752111.
The range of activities covered by this department includes:
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