John Fordyce, The Border Distillery; Sarah Macdonald, Project Manager, Darcy Graham, Stuart Hogg, Derick Tait, Future Hawick; Lesley Landels, Love Scottish Candles at Hawick Rugby Football Club

Scottish rugby stars Stuart Hogg and Darcy Graham are back in their hometown to help celebrate all things “Made in Hawick” and launch a new website which promotes the town’s world class products.

The Made in Hawick® campaign and new website – www.madeinhawick.com – is a partnership between several leading manufacturers in the town and the Future Hawick town regeneration group. The initiative has been supported by grant funding from Scottish Borders Council.

Hawick has a worldwide reputation for the quality of its textile and knitwear products, built up over hundreds of years of manufacturing in the town’s mills and with the arrival of The Borders Distillery last year, Hawick continues to diversify in the making and selling of world class products.

Future Hawick Chairman, Derick Tait, said: “Being ‘Made in Hawick’ is a new registered quality mark for the exceptional products that this town produces, whether that is the high-end clothing from the mills or the award-winning spirits, unique artisan crafts and cutting-edge innovations that other manufacturers here produce. Stuart and Darcy never hide their pride at being “Made in Hawick” and what it means to them, and both have expressed the hope that the new website will help to attract more visitors to the town and provide a boost for the town’s many businesses.”

Research from Visit Scotland highlights that visitors to Scotland not only want to buy high quality products that are made in Scotland, but they are keen to see and experience the products being made.

The new website showcases many of the companies in the town and surrounding area that provide both high-quality products and the opportunity to see the products being made first-hand, promoting Hawick as a unique visitor experience.

John Fordyce, from The Borders Distillery™ added: “There is a world of industry to discover in Hawick, from international catwalk labels to outstanding engineering, to award-winning spirits, artisan crafts and cutting-edge innovations. This campaign and website will bring the Town, the people and the manufactures they produce to the attention of lots more people from across Scotland and beyond.”

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