Aspiring writers in the Scottish Borders have been finding inspiration from the home of one of Scotland's most famous authors.
School pupils have been taking a part in a writing workshop in the grounds of Abbotsford House, where Sir Walter Scott once lived.
A building opened by the Queen in the Borders this summer has won a top design award.
The new visitor reception at Abbotsford House took one of the top prizes at the Scottish Borders Design Awards.
Almost 25,000 people have visited Sir Walter Scott's former home in the Scottish Borders since it re-opened at the start of July.
Her Majesty The Queen opened Abottsford House following a £12 million restoration project lasting five years.
An additional 21,000 visited the gardens and Visitor Centre in the months leading up to the re-opening, which amounts to around 46,000 visitors for the year so far.
The majority of the visitors were from Scotland and England, but people came from as far afield as India and China.
Abbotsford House, the Scottish Borders home of Sir Walter Scott,is reopening to the general public after a £12 million restoration.
The Queen visited the historic property yesterday (3rd July) to declare the house officially open.
It has taken five years to save the building.
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.
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.