Concert to mark completion of hall’s new hearing system

Work to install a new loop system in the Evergreen Hall for the hard of hearing has recently been completed.

The installation, which has been an ambition of Hawick Senior Citizens’ Association for some time, was made possible through monies received from the retiring collection at the funeral of the late former provost, Zandra Elliot, who was chair of the association at the time of her death.

The new system, which includes facilities for public address and the relaying of sound from portable equipment, will greatly enhance sound quality in the hall, and should prove a great benefit to the many different groups who use the hall.

Senior citizens’ vice-chair Derick Tait said: “Zandra had the association very much at heart and was proud to be its chair. I have no doubt that she would greatly approve of this project, which is a fitting legacy for all the work and energy she put in to the association.”

To mark the inauguration of the new system, a concert organised by Hawick Sings stalwart Bernie Armstrong will be held in the Evergreen

Hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Admission is free and open to the public.