Rare Victorian artefacts go on public display near Selkirk

The exhibition is made up of 70 items, including links to Queen Victoria Credit: Only Digital Beattie

Rare Victorian artefacts belonging to the the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch have gone on public display for the first time.

The exhibition, at Bowhill House near Selkirk, is made up of seventy items dating back as far as the sixteenth century.

They include the diamond, gold and silver Mayflower Tiara, and manuscripts telling the story of the Buccleuch estate.

Named ‘Love and Respect in the Victorian Age’, the exhibition also highlights the family’s links with Queen Victoria, through a gold bracelet containing Victoria's portrait, engraved with message.

The exhibition is open at Bowhill House, Selkirk, every day in July and August.