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Hawick Town Hall Clock installed

The clock in the workshop Photo: Robert Fairburn

A Hawick jeweller has designed a new clock to add the finishing touches to the town hall's £120,000 refurbishment.

The gold coloured timepiece take pride of place in the hall.

Scottish Borders Council property officer Frank Scott explained the clock has been designed and manufactured by local jeweller Hamish Smith and Joiner Tosh Scott.

he said:

"They have done a magnificent job and we now have the grandest hall in the south of Scotland."

– Frank Scott
The clock is in pride of place in the hall Credit: Robert Fairburn

The clock took 200 hours to make and measures two metres by 70cm and is lit up by a backing neon light.

Mr Smith said:

"We wanted to do something special for the Town Hall and I got the idea of the design from the Hawick Cornet's Lass' s bangle."

– Mr Smith

Hawick Town Hall was built in 1886 to plans prepared by Edinburgh architect James Campbell Walker at a cost of £16,000 in a style best described as "Scottish Baronial."It has been closed for the past 12 weeks while the work took place but is now op[en for functions.Phase two of the project to replace the seating in the balcony will be completed in January.

The clock took 200 hours to make Credit: Robert Fairburn