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.

Discover the haunted history of Bowhill

9th October, 2018

This Halloween delve into darkness at the Scottish Borders and take part in the spooky themed family fun events at Bowhill House and Grounds. Visitors can take a guided walk through the woods of Bowhill during its weekend of Ghost Walks to hear spooky stories and true tales from the House’s past. The family friendly […]

New additions to Victorian exhibition help compose Duchess’ story

28th August, 2018

An exhibition of rare and fascinating items collected in the Victorian era has been enhanced for visitors with the addition of music and a touch screen. ‘Love and Respect in the Victorian Age’, at Bowhill House near Selkirk showcases around 70 items including silver, porcelain, jewellery, books and manuscripts, paintings and miniatures. While taking in […]

Duo of events return to Bowhill by popular demand

6th August, 2018

Rave reviews from visitors will see two of its most popular events return to Bowhill House this month. Elspeth Smellie and Handlebards are back at the iconic visitor destination with two very different events. Try your hand at playing the harp with a two day workshop delivered by the talented Elspeth Smellie. The sessions on […]

Take a closer look at Buccleuch art collection

30th July, 2018

Visitors can decipher the hidden messages and meanings found within some of the Buccleuch art collection within Bowhill House. The talk, titled ‘Are you reading me?’, is the latest in the Heritage Talks series and will take place on Friday 3rd August at 2pm. Delivered by House Manager, Helen Currie, the session will discuss what […]

Ladies day at Bowhill

23rd July, 2018

Oxnam Water Ladies (OWLs) enjoyed a group day out enjoying the history and heritage of one of the Borders’ beautiful country estates. The 30-strong group visited Bowhill House and Country Estate for a guided tour of the House where they were able to learn about its wonderful art collection and the Buccleuch family history. OWLs […]

18th century Boulle Commode restored to former glory

16th July, 2018

Visitors can take a closer look at an exquisitely decorated commode designed by renowned French cabinetmaker to Louis XIV, André-Charles Boulle, at a popular visitor destination in the Scottish Borders. This superb piece of furniture, which dates back to the early 1700s, has reassumed pride of place in the dining room at Bowhill House following […]

Bairns invited to explore Bowhill’s history this summer

9th July, 2018

A special series of workshops has been developed to make history fun and engaging for youngsters this summer. Bowhill House and Country Estate has launched its Bowhill for Bairns programme which focuses on key aspects of the historic visitor attraction’s past. The next session on 11th July will see young visitors delve into the stories […]

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 […]