Conservator Joanna Cook is overseeing the renovation of one of Sir Walter Scott's favourite rooms, the library.
"We are carrying out a deep-clean of the house in preparation for all the objects coming back in before the re-opening in July.
"So at the moment we are washing down the bookcases in Sir Walter Scott's library, toning in any scratches and giving them a wax.
"He spent a lot of time in here consulting his books, so this is an important room of the house"
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