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Hawick Heritage Hub

A bow-ended rather ecclesiastical-looking building in the centre of Hawick in the Scottish Borders, the Hawick Heritage Hub opened in 2007 as an archival centre for research in genealogy and local history. Built as the Corn Exchange in 1865, the work of John T. Rochead (1814-78) on land gifted by Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, the 5th Duke of Buccleuch (1806-84), the buildings were converted to use as a cinema in 1910 and went through several incarnations before becoming the Marina Entertainment Centre, Humphrey's Nightclub and Bogart's Bar c.1980. The buildings were gutted by fire in 1992, with the northern section completely destroyed, with only the entrance archway remaining and now isolated beyond the car park. What remained of the building was preserved and extended to become part of the Heart of Hawick project. The Hawick Heritage Hub is run by Scottish Borders Council.


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