Saturday, March 15th, 2014
Paul Hogarth was born in the early morning of the 14th February 1959. As a child he lived in Burnfoot and attended Burnfoot Primary. Having Bill Mclaren teaching him P.E. was a great sporting influence. Paul attended Hawick High School from 1971 to 1977. His family moved to a large flat along the High Street in his First Year. After leaving school in Sixth Year, His favourite teacher at school was Rab Brown who taught Art and became head of department in the 1980’s. He was very helpful in guiding Paul to his career. Art was by far his favorite subject but he also enjoyed the Sciences and Geography. He wasn’t particularly interested in Maths and especially English where he didn’t quite see eye-to-eye with Mr. Griffiths. He told Paul that in his Higher he would be lucky to pass with a C but he managed to achieve an A! After school Paul went to Heriot Watt University/Edinburgh Art College to study Landscape Architecture. Paul had a good rugby career. He played for Hawick High School, Hawick PSA and Hawick YM and Hawick all in one season 1977-1978. He continued to play for Hawick from 1977 until 1987. Paul never achieved a cap for Scotland which was his ambition but he did play for the South and he featured in Scottish Trials and in 1985 and 1986 he played 6 times for Scotland B, captaining them on 3 occasions including captaining a team that was the first Scotland side to win an international against France in France since the 1940’s. After graduation in 1982 and working for Architects and Landscape Architects in Edinburgh for 8 years to 1990, he set up his very own practice. It was named ‘The Paul Hogarth Company’. Paul is married to Lesley Wells and has two children, Tom and Charlotte. His hobbies include gardening, hill walking with his two labradors, going to the gym and watching rugby.
by Orla Presslie