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39 steps to a new Peebles museum

John Buchan wrote the iconic book The 39 Steps - and now there's a museum dedicated to one of the most famous of all Scottish authors.

The John Buchan Story in Peebles charts the writer's life, his links to the Borders and his literary story. Hundreds of thousands of pounds was raised to open the museum, after a previous one was forced to close. ITV Borders reporter Hannah Lomas went to find out more and sent this report:

John Buchan Museum opens

A museum has opened dedicated to one of the most famous authors Scotland has ever produced. The John Buchan Story in Peebles charts The 39 Steps writers life, his links to the Borders and his literary story.

Hundreds of thousands of pounds was raised to open the museum, after a previous one was forced to close. Hannah Lomas has been speaking to some of the first visitors through the door

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John Buchan Museum opens

A new museum dedicated to one of Scotland's most famous authors has opened.The John Buchan Story in Peebles charts the life of the author of The 39 Steps, his family connections to the Borders and literary story.

School children look at some of the exhibits Credit: ITV Border

It features exhibits that were on show in a previous museum in Broughton that shut in 2011. Fundraisers have secured £300,000 needed to open the new museum at the Chambers Institution.Among the first visitors were pupils from Lockerbie Academy who have been studying The 39 Steps.

Buchan Museum opens

A legacy to the famous Scot who wrote the thriller novel 'The thirty nine steps' has opened in Peebles. The John Buchan Museum toom three years to plan and is dedicated to one of Scotland's most distinguished sons. It showcases his life, his family connections in Peebles and his literary story.

Plagued by ill health and unable to join up in 1914 but wrote his many-volumed History of the Great War, Served on Haig’s staff, was a Times correspondent and later the first Director of Information.

He became deputy Chairman of Reuters and in 1927 he entered the House of Commons as member for the Combined Scottish Universities. By now Richard Hannay has had four of his five adventures – The Thirty Nine Steps,Greenmantle, Mr Standfast and The Three Hostages.