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Rare Victorian artefacts go on public display near Selkirk

The exhibition is made up of 70 items, including links to Queen Victoria Photo: Only Digital Beattie

Rare Victorian artefacts belonging to the the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch have gone on public display for the first time.

The exhibition, at Bowhill House near Selkirk, is made up of seventy items dating back as far as the sixteenth century.

They include the diamond, gold and silver Mayflower Tiara, and manuscripts telling the story of the Buccleuch estate.

Named ‘Love and Respect in the Victorian Age’, the exhibition also highlights the family’s links with Queen Victoria, through a gold bracelet containing Victoria's portrait, engraved with message.

The family have been deeply entrenched in the Borders for many hundreds of years and feel very much a part of this area. So there will be things that when people come they recognise, locally and as part of their history too."

– Scott Macdonald, Head of Collections, Buccleuch

The exhibition is open at Bowhill House, Selkirk, every day in July and August.