A MULTIMEDIA event at Heart of Hawick is set to celebrate the life of poet Will H Ogilvie.

Well Road Productions’ latest work, ‘Will’, complements a series of events which take place this year to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Ogilvie’s birth.

In four scenarios, the performance explores his life and adventures.

Ogilvie’s childhood, his time in Australia, time at home in his beloved Borderland and his time as an elder statesman will all be explored.

Ogilvie was born in Roxburghshire in 1869 and died in Selkirkshire at the age of 93, but in between he travelled and worked in the outback and became known as one of Australia’s most famous poets.

He wrote over 860 poems, including A Scotch night, The Australian, and Summer country.

Paul Brough, Archives Manager at Live Borders said, “Will H Ogilvie has an unusual place in Borders culture; an important Australian balladeer, as much at ease in Australia’s Bush as in his home territory of Roxburgh and Selkirk.

“It is exciting to celebrate his anniversary with an event of words and music.”

Eckford-based Well Road Productions is a small charity whose aims are to contribute to the preservation, promotion, education and understanding of the culture, history and heritage of the Borderlands and Scotland as a whole.

‘Will’ will be performed at 19.30 on Friday, August 16, at Heart of Hawick.

Musical support will be provided by Ian Lowthian.

Tickets: £8.00. Available from the Heritage Hub, Hawick, localhistory@liveborders1.org.uk, and 01450 360699.