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Heart of Hawick - Top three tourist attraction in the Scottish Borders

The Project

Heart of Hawick is an arts and culture led regeneration project, designed to make a substantial contribution to the social, cultural and economic well-being of Hawick and the wider Borders.

The project transformed three derelict buildings in the West End of the town with the aim of creating jobs, building new sustainable facilities and encouraging visitors to the area.

Tower Mill

The multi award-winning Tower Mill opened in 2007. Tower Mill houses a 108 seat auditorium, café bar, VisitScotland Visitor Information Centre, meeting rooms and workspaces.

Tower Mill is also home to Firebrand Theatre Company and the international Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival.

Heritage Hub

Heritage Hub also opened in 2007 and is the home of the Scottish Borders archives. It is a ScotlandsPeople Centre.

Borders Textile Towerhouse

Borders Textile Towerhouse was restored and opened in 2009, creating a museum and gallery space to showcase the past and present of the region’s textile industry. It also has a gift shop stocking quality and unique items.

Civic Space

The Civic Space is Heart of Hawick's open air venue. A car park when not scheduled for an event, it provides a safe and enclosed area suitable for a wide variety of activities and projects. Please visit our 'Venue Hire' page to find out more.


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