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The latest news from Bowhill House and Estate

One of the best things about visiting such a big and varied estate is that there’s always something different going on. Here are just a few of the latest happenings.

Local groups invited to apply for Bowhill funding

13th June, 2018

To celebrate VisitScotland’s Year of Young People, Bowhill House and Country Estate has launched a community bursary initiative with a focus on local youth groups and clubs. The scheme will see more than £500 shared between community groups based in or around Selkirk which are in need of a financial boost – with this year’s […]

Helen celebrates 25 years at Bowhill House

11th June, 2018

House Manager Helen Currie, celebrated 25 years of service at Bowhill House recently and was presented with an award to mark the milestone by the Duke of Buccleuch. Helen arrived at Bowhill House in 1992, initially as the education officer, bringing with her years of experience as a teacher. She was keen to educate children […]

Fairies sprinkle a touch of magic at Bowhill

30th May, 2018

A host of little fairies in the making visited Bowhill House and Country Estate at the weekend to take part in ‘fairy training’. The wannabe fairies had the chance to make potions, wishes and spells with The Fairy Godmother – and even received a special certificate upon completion of the magical sessions. Rory Powell, Countryside […]

Delve into Bowhill’s heritage – both inside and out

23rd May, 2018

Visitors can explore the rich heritage of a spectacular Borders Estate with the chance to join a series of guided tours and talks. Bowhill House and Country Estate has unveiled the next instalments of its Heritage Talks and Ranger led walks. History buffs keen to explore the grand building’s past can join House Guide, Adam […]

Off the beaten track: Explore Bowhill by Segway

21st May, 2018

A brand new Segway experience, enabling adventure seekers to explore the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Borders, is taking place on 26th May. Bowhill House and Country Estate has teamed up with Border Segways to bring the exhilarating activity to the popular visitor attraction. Participants will be able to whizz around the Estate, both on […]

Bowhill pledges support to Soupalunch group

16th May, 2018

An award winning social enterprise group based in Hawick has agreed a sponsorship deal with Bowhill House for the third consecutive year. The funds will assist Hawick Congregational Community Church to continue offering a weekly affordable lunch menu as part of its Reaching Out community project. The Soupalunch takes place each Wednesday between 12noon and […]

Bowhill House to capture imaginations during Year of Young People

9th May, 2018

A wave of initiatives designed to capture the imagination of youngsters are lined up for Bowhill House and Country Estate this year. Organised to celebrate the Year of Young People, the activities will bringing the Estate’s history, beautiful wildlife and scenery, and career opportunities to life for young people across Scotland. Bowhill House has partnered […]

Fairy training and May Day fun bring magical activities to Bowhill

2nd May, 2018

A Victorian May Day Fayre, an enchanting ‘fairy training’ course, talks and tours form just part of Bowhill’s packed May activity schedule. The popular Heritage Talk series continues on 4th May and takes a look at the hidden meanings and secrets found within some of the Buccleuch collection paintings on display at the House with […]

Chance to scale new heights at Bowhill

25th April, 2018

An exhilarating new activity is set to arrive at Bowhill House and Country Estate and will be first time the experience has been available to try in the Scottish Borders. Thrill-seekers can scale one of the Estate’s beautiful 200-year-old mighty Oak trees during Bowhill’s first ever tree climbing session on Saturday 5th May. The sessions […]

Thrilling tales coming to Bowhill Theatre

24th April, 2018

A host of new, captivating characters are set to be brought to life in Bowhill Theatre with two upcoming performances. On Saturday 28th April, the theatre will welcome a Splinters Productions Double Bill of Nancy Sleekit & Howard’s Revenge. The performance tells the tale of two intriguing characters in these not-to-be-missed Victorian entertainments. Set in […]