Scocha top Canadian bill

Local band Scocha are in Canada this weekend and on Friday night are headlining a huge concert and tattoo where more than 15,000 spectators will watch them perform.

The show is part of the biggest Highland gathering in North America, which kicks off on Thursday night with a prestigious dinner and Tartan Ball, at which band member Alan Brydon was guest speaker.

The Hawick band flew out to Canada earlier this week following a successful concert in Edinburgh on Sunday.

A full report on Scocha's Canadian trip will appear in next week's Hawick News.