Death of former maths teacher

Townsfolk were saddened this week to learn of the death of former teacher and amateur dramatics stalwart, Jim Arbon. He was 68.

The retired maths teacher passed away at the Borders General Hospital on Wednesday. And tributes have been paid to a man well-known by generations of high school pupils and town hall audiences.

Hawick Amateur Operatic Society stated: “Jim was a character in himself and gave the company a lot of happy memories over the years.”

On Facebook, Hazel Graham stated: “Lovely man – fab teacher.” Cheryl Tice added: “He was a brilliant teacher.”