Flyers highlight ‘hidden Mecca’

FIVE THOUSAND flyers promoting this year’s Scottish Borders Walking Festival in Hawick are being sent to London.

The region’s annual walking week is being hosted by Hawick’s community council, with plans already at an advanced stage for the event which gets under way on September 4-.

Updating the community council, festival organiser Andrew Farquhar said: “The flyers have been printed especially for a walking exhibition down in London to further publicise the festival. Hawick is a hidden Mecca for walkers.”