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The Scottish Borders home of Sir Walter Scott is to re-open to the public.
Abbotsford house near Melrose has undergone a multi-million pound restoration.
The house still contains many of the objects that inspired Scott's literary works, such as Rob Roy and Ivanhoe.
It has been refreshed and is now as it would have been in his day, as Jenny Longden reports.
Watch her full report below.
The Abbotsford Trust Chief Executive Jason Dyer explains what renovation work has taken place at Sir Walter Scott's former home, and why it was so important to restore the house and its contents.
ITV Border has been given a preview of the former home of Sir Walter Scott, Abbotsford House, before it opens to the public.
The house has been closed for almost two years to allow for restoration works costing £12 million to be carried out.
It has been confirmed that the Queen will open the historic Borders house on 3rd July, before it opens to the public the following day.
Her Majesty The Queen will officially open Abbotsford House on Wednesday 3rd July following a multi-million pound restoration project.
The Queen will be given a tour of the house before unveiling a plaque commemorating the occasion.
Her Majesty will also be introduced to guests at the opening reception, including trustees and employees of The Abbotsford Trust, the Trust’s funding partners and a number of Sir Walter Scott’s descendants from the UK and overseas.
The former home of Sir Walter Scott has been closed for almost two years.
The Queen will officially re-open Abbotsford House on Wednesday 3rd July.
The Scottish Borders home of Sir Walter Scott has undergone a £12million restoration.
The Royal visit will take place the day before the house re-opens to the public.
The finishing touches are put to Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott, before it re-opens next week.
£12 million has been spent on a restoration project to transform Abbotsford into a world class visitor attraction.
The opening, on July 4th, will be the result of a five year campaign to save the historic property, following the death of the last of Sir Walter's descendants, Dame Jean Maxwell Scott.
Two rooms that were previously closed to the public will be on show for the first time.