Hawick Flood Protection Scheme – Where Teviot Rins
Since early 2016, the Creative Arts Business Network (CABN) has been working closely with the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme (HFPS). This is an exciting opportunity to integrate arts into the development of the scheme from an early stage – including around community engagement, design of the scheme itself, and longer term proposals, including landscaping, signage and public artworks.
Stow based artist, Andrew Mackenzie, was appointed as Project Artist in June 2016 and engaged with many local groups, schools and organisations. Andrew’s time as Project Artist culminated in a Public Exhibition on 23rd and 24th August 2016 in Hawick Town Hall and a celebration of the river in story, song and verse on 23rd August with “Where Teviot Rins”.
Over 100 people attended “Where Teviot Rins” and were treated to performances from Ian Landles, Scocha, Gordon Macdonald, French Wight, Drew Dickson, Michael Aitken, Alan and Katie Brydon and Debbie Lyons and Dave Finnie with Act One. The event was filmed by Dawn Berry.
This opportunity was enabled through a partnership between Scottish Borders Council, CH2M (scheme engineers) and the Creative Arts Business Network (CABN).
You can now watch the film of Where Teviot Rins on Vimeo.