|St Mary's Place|
Scottish Borders Scotland
Postal Code: TD9 0AN
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Hawick -pronounced 'hoyk - (Scottish Gaelic: Hamhaig) is a town situated in the Scottish Borders of the south east of Scotland. It is located 10.0 miles south-west of Jedburgh and 8.9 miles south-southeast of Selkirk. It is one of the farthest towns from the sea in Scotland, in the heart of Teviotdale and the largest town in the former county of Roxburghshire. The town is located at the confluence of the Slitrig Water with the River Teviot.People from Hawick call themselves "Teries", after a traditional song which includes the line "Teribus ye teri odin".Many Hawick residents speak the local dialect of Border Scots which is informally known as "Teri Talk". It is similar (but not identical by any means) to the dialects spoken in surrounding towns, especially Jedburgh, Langholm and Selkirk.
St Mary's is a Church of Scotland; not to be confused with the Roman Catholic Church of St Mary's & St David's less than half a mile away.
There has been a church on this site for 800 years; the present building was constructed in 1764 and reconstructed 1883 after a fire. The churchyard has a collection of 18th and 19th century gravestones.
(text added by Geoffrey Gillon)