Borders Textile Towerhouse

Borders Textile Towerhouse lets visitors discover the knitwear and tweed story, how the Borders woollen industries reached the height of luxury and fashion.

You will see garments, fabrics, objects, photographs and art, revealing over 200 years of tradition and innovation in the Borders Industry.

We are a lively, hands-on venue, suitable for all ages. Changing exhibitions bring in contemporary fashion and design - and watch out for our textile events and workshops throughout the year.

In the Tom Scott Room you can view paintings by this noted Scottish watercolourist, and enjoy touchscreen access to the Museum's collection of his work. 

You will also discover the fascinating history of this 500 year old tower from the days of the Border Reivers.


Sat 1 September – Sat 3November
Exhibition Room
Slow Sashiko Stitch
Emma McLellan
Textiles bring healing, comfort and warmth.  Using garments inspired by loved ones, Emma has made memory quilts, combining patchwork, sashiko and boro techniques. With each stitch ... a memory.  A workshop will accompany this exhibition.

Sat 15 September – January 2019
Matching Sets
A selection of twinsets and matching garments from Hawick Museum collection shed light on the development and the varied styles of this famous symbol of the Hawick knitwear industry.

For more information contact Shaureen Lammie on 


Check out the Borders Textile collections here.

Gift shop

Border Textile Towerhouse shop stocks good quality, unique and locally sourced gifts, toys and original artworks alongside specialist books on crafts, textiles and local history. The range is continually updated and showcases the talented crafts people of the area.

Education and Learning

Organise a fun-inspired visit for your pupils or students. Visit Heart of Hawick for more information.

Contact details

1 Tower Knowe

Tel: 01450 377 615