Queen in the Scottish Borders

The Queen is visiting the Scottish Borders today as part of her tour of Scotland.

Queen visits former home of Sir Walter Scott

The Queen arrives at Abbotsford House Credit: ITV News Border

The Queen is in the Borders to open visitor attractions linked to two of Scotland's most famous authors.

The Queen at Abbotsford house Credit: ITV News Border

She began her day at the John Buchan museum in Peebles. It tells the story of the writer and statesman who became best known for his novel, The 39 Steps.

The Queen looks around the gardens of Abbotsford House Credit: ITV News Border

Her Majesty is now at the former home of Sir Walter Scott. The 19th century writer is described as the world's first best-selling novelist.

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Queen visits Scottish Borders

The recently refurbished Abbotsford House Credit: ITV News Border

The Queen is visiting the Scottish Borders today as part of her tour of Scotland.

Her Majesty will visit the John Buchan Museum in Peebles, before being given a tour of Abbotsford House, where she will officially re-open the former home of Sir Walter Scott.