Deborah Lyons

Deborah (Debbie) Lyons was born in Hawick on the 27th of November 1957. She attended Burnfoot Primary School then Hawick High School from 1969 to 1973 where her ambitions were in Art and Music. Her favourite teachers were Mr. Landles (Art), Mr. Seeley (Music) and Mr. Hogg (English). Debbie is best known for hairdressing and beauty/ holistic therapy, her singing and being a long standing member of Hawick Amateur Operatic Society. She knew stage work was something she liked  after performing in three High School Gilbert & Sullivan productions. Her first stage performance was playing Louisa in ‘The Sound of Music’ at just thirteen. She wondered about Art College but then decided to channel her Art into hair styling “ doing an advance qualification and opening her own salon in 1977 and her second salon in Hawick which is still running in Drumlanrig Square. As well as her long connection with Hawick Amateur Operatic Society she has sung with other Societies in the Scottish Borders. After completing two theatre courses she has worked with Hawick High School children on two occasions, directing musical productions “Oklahoma!” and “A Christmas Carol”. It is her ambition to work more with local young people to produce more musical theatre and drama.

by Charles Wilson