15th Century statues returned to Melrose

The statues will remain inside for fear of further weather damage. Credit: ITV Border

Four 15th century statues have been returned to Melrose Abbey after spending 30 years in storage.

The sculptures were removed in the 1980s for fear of further damage, but Historic Environment Scotland has brought them back, in the hope of encouraging more visitors to the site.

Carved in the 1400s, and partially ruined during theReformation; the decision was taken in the 1980s to remove the statues from theAbbey.

Extensive conservation work was undertaken by HistoricEnvironment Scotland and they’re glad to rehome the pieces back at Melrose.

The statues will remain on display at the Commendator’s House for the general public to see.