Hawick, Scotland Common Riding + Turnbull Tour = Once in a lifetime event
June 7 - 11, 2019
Discover the Borders. Walk where your ancestors walked. Experience the Common Riding Traditions. Visit historical Turnbull and important Borders sites. Come celebrate our great heritage together!
Announcing our 2019 International Annual General Meeting and tour to be held in Hawick, Scotland. June 7-11. Highlights of the trip include the celebration of the Turning of Bull Monument’s 10th birthday with the installation of a bronze plaque containing an account of Will O’Rule’s act of bravery written by Hector Boece, Historian, 1526.
Join us for 5 days of touring the important Borders landmarks for the Turnbull Clan.
June 7, Day 1:
Experience the Common Riding. We’ll spend the morning on the Hawick moor enjoying the fair events, horse racing, and awaiting the arrival of the riders led by the Cornet. Lunch on your own. (If you’re nice, Ex-Cornet George Turnbull might offer you a taste of their specialty rum and milk.) Afternoon tour of The Borders Distillery, Hawick. June 8, Day 2:
Join the clan for a climb to Fatlips Castle, a Turnbull stronghold, dating back to the 14th century. Lunch in Denholm, then an afternoon at the Turning of the Bull monument for the presentation of the plaque. June 9, Day 3:
Service in the Bedrule Kirk and dedication of the new Turnbull stained glass window. Time after the service to see the Bedrule Cairn and Bedrule Castle Mound. Travel to Harwood farm (ancient Turnbull lands) for a pig roast and afternoon of our own mini-highland games competiton hosted by Gemma and James Lubbock and visit of a private Turnbull/Elliot museum.
June 10, Day 4:
Bus ride to Stirling to visit Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument, and Bannockburn Battle-ground Memorial. Lunch is on your own and not included.
June 11, Day 5:
Abbey Day with visits to Dryburgh Abbey and Melrose Abbey. Lunch in Melrose. Afernoon in Jedburgh visiting Mary, Queen of Scots’ house, the Jedburgh jail and Jedburgh Abbey. Drive up to Scott’s view before returning to Hawick. AGM Banquet. Paritcipants are responsible for their own transportation costs to and from Scotland, lodging (recommendations will be provided) and meals not provided in the daily tours.
The tour package includes:
- 5 days of transportation to and from day tour destinations (Hawick pickup and return)
- Abbey and Castle entrance tickets
- Three lunches. (Days 2, 3, 5)
- AGM Banquet entrance and meal
- A copy of Border Tales and Trails
- A souvenir AGM 2019 t-shirt