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Anyone in Hawick (or local towns?)

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GraceKellysLeftArm Fri 05-Feb-16 14:27:58

I'm looking to move to Hawick later in the year to social housing, but as I don't know the area very well at all could realise use any insider tips anyone has in terms of "not this street" type thing. smile Whether it be dodgy neighbours/this street floods/burglaries - it would help me enormously.

lostinyonkers Fri 05-Feb-16 14:33:55

Is there any reason why you want to be in Hawick? We're in Gala, and it's definitely got more going for it - Hawick always seems to me as if it's dying on it's feet a bit.

GraceKellysLeftArm Fri 05-Feb-16 14:37:52

Well one of my oldest friends is in Innerleithen and she felt that Gala would be too "busy" and big for me - I need quiet. smile

GraceKellysLeftArm Fri 05-Feb-16 14:39:05

Sorry, I know Gala is far from Glasgow, I just don't cope well in crowds and big towns. I currently live in the middle of nowhere and she thought Hawick might be a good compromise.

januarybrown1998 Fri 05-Feb-16 14:41:42

hello there! <waves> Melrose is absolutely stunning and pretty quiet. I like Hawick and love Selkirk. Gorgeous countryside, am v jealous!

GraceKellysLeftArm Fri 05-Feb-16 14:51:05

Thank you, nice to hear. Any "no-go" areas you know of?

januarybrown1998 Fri 05-Feb-16 14:58:16

No, but I'll message friends who live near there and ask them <trying to do tartan emoticon but miserably failing>

Whatdoidohelp Fri 05-Feb-16 15:02:50

Hawick is known to be a bit dire but if it's social housing I do t think your going to get much choice. Melrose, Gala (not Langlee though), Earlston etc are much nicer and better schools.

GraceKellysLeftArm Fri 05-Feb-16 19:14:39

Thank you for the great tip! Hawick itself seems to have a large turnover of social housing whih got my spider senses tingling a bit.

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