The first stage of a huge project to transform Sir Walter Scott's home in the Borders into a major visitor attraction is now complete.
A £4m pound visitor centre in the grounds of Abbotsford House near Melrose will open to the public next week.
It includes an exhibition about the life of Scotland first celebrity author and trustees are hoping to attract thousands of visitors through its doors.
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