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.