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Exhibition for monks anniversary at Kelso Abbey

School girls admiring some of the displays Credit: ITV News Border

The exhibition brings together a selection of work by pupils from a number of schools across the Scottish Borders to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the founding of the Tironisian Order of Monks at the Abbey.

Artwork, videos and animations have been created by school pupils over a six week period and tell the story of the Abbey from its beginning to the present day.

Kelso Abbey Exhibition

Artwork and drama is on display in Kelso, showcasing work by school children who have been learning about the town's Abbey.

Work including poetry, animation and videos explain the historic background to the abbey, which was founded by monks in the 12th century.

The children also looked at its destruction by the English Army in 1545, and its current day status as an historic icon of the town.

The exhibition is open to the public at the following times:

  • Tuesday 18th June 1pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday 19th June 10am to 4pm
  • Thursday 20th June 10am to 4pm
  • Friday 21st June 10am to 4pm
  • Saturday 22nd June 10am to 4pm

Medieval Construction Science Show in Kelso

Pupils from Kelso, in the Scottish Borders, are taking part in a medieval construction science show.

The show is being presented by Historic Scotland with the aim of educating pupils about how old buildings such as Kelso Abbey were constructed, without the luxuries of modern technology.

Pupils from the six primary schools will also be shown s**tone carving demonstrations, held in the grounds of the historic Abbey.