Star o’ Rabbie Burns,” the only song not written by the great baird to be sung at traditional Burns suppers.
Thomson also wrote songs and poems about the Hawick Ridings. A statue of Thomson, sculpted by local artist Bill Landles, sits at the bridge. Landles’ great great grandmother was a friend of Thomson’s. The two once lived in the same row of tenement flats. When the row of houses was demolished, Thomson carved Landles’ great great grandmother a goblet out of a wooden roof beam. A cast of the goblet sits prominently at the front of the statue today.