Final preparations underway for Abbotsford House grand reopening

Scaffolding at the former home of Sir Walter Scott Credit: ITV News Border

Conservator Joanna Cook is overseeing the renovation of one of Sir Walter Scott's favourite rooms, the library.

She said:

"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"

Conservator Joanna Cook Credit: ITV News Border

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Sir Walter Scott's house restoration well underway

The former home of Sir Walter Scott, who lived in the Scottish Borders, is set to re-open in July after a multi-million pound regeneration project.