Shopping in Hawick
Hawick has always been known for its high-quality cashmere and lambswool knitwear and a visit to the mills is not to be missed, but that is only part of the story. The town also has a remarkable number of purveyors of food and drink, in traditional small shops on and around its High Street, and a variety of small independent businesses.
Butchers’ shops abound; a testament to the age-old rearing of high-quality beef and lamb in the surrounding hills. You’ll also find purveyors of regionally grown fruit, vegetables, jams, preserves, and specialist foods produced in the local region.
The shop local campaign, launched in 2020, is showcasing all that the town has to offer and encouraging us all to enjoy and support the quieter small-town experience that we may want to seek out in a post-Covid world. The shops echo the long history of Hawick as a busy town with a thriving High Street which, along with a number of supermarkets, serves the town and the large surrounding rural area.
Adding to the mix, and opened in 2018, Hawick now has the first Scotch Whisky distillery in the Scottish Borders since 1837.
If you are making the most of the free parking for campervans in Hawick’s Common Haugh, make sure to support these local businesses and explore all that the town has to offer.
Eating out in Hawick is never a problem with many coffee shops, cafes, and restaurants in the town centre and the local area. Find out more by following this link, or wander the town and see what catches your eye. If you’re staying in your campervan and don’t fancy cooking there is any kind of takeaway you could want.