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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.

Best dressed scarecrows in the Borders announced

3rd October, 2014

Bowhill House and Country Estate has announced the winners of its annual Scarecrow competition after receiving a wealth of creative entries. The event – held on Sunday 21 September and open to participants from across the region – took place as part of the Estate’s annual Harvest celebrations. This year’s theme was the Commonwealth Games […]

Embrace the seasons changing at Bowhill

1st October, 2014

For the first time ever, Bowhill House and Country Estate will be opening its doors to the public on select dates throughout autumn and winter. Visitors will be able experience the beauty of Bowhill throughout the seasons as the grounds, Victorian Kitchen, Soft Play and Minstrel Tearoom will remain open at set times throughout what is traditionally […]

Bowhill funds Selkirk charity’s garden revamp

12th September, 2014

CHILDREN 1st Selkirk is set to receive a cash boost thanks to Bowhill House and Country Estate. The organisation has been awarded £300, which will go towards transforming its garden area into a calm and welcoming environment for children, young people and adults using the service. CHILDREN 1st works with families, communities and other organisations […]

Autumn delights at Bowhill

2nd September, 2014

Bowhill is inviting all the family to celebrate the start of autumn at the Estate with an exciting calendar of events throughout September. The final part of Bowhill’s Talk and Walk series for this year examines the vast and varying collection of fungi in the Estate’s woodlands. The two hour beginners’ tour takes guests on […]

Make your own Games Time Gummidge at Bowhill

28th July, 2014

The annual Harvest Festival and scarecrow competition will make a welcome return to Bowhill House and Country Estate for the fifth year running. Once again, the team at Bowhill are searching for the best dressed scarecrows from across the Borders, with a £50 prize in the group category and a £50 prize for the best […]

The Scottish Borders welcomes home the Scott clan

7th July, 2014

Scotts from all over the world descended on the Scottish Borders to attend a recent clan gathering hosted by the 10th Duke of Buccleuch alongside Abbotsford House. Guests travelled back to their ancestral home from France, Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia to enjoy a packed programme of events celebrating their heritage. Three days of […]

Duke of Buccleuch unveils exhibition of portrait miniatures from Buccleuch Collection

2nd July, 2014

A new exhibition of some fifty jewel-like portrait miniatures from the internationally renowned Buccleuch Collection, including some never-before-seen pieces, was launched today (Wednesday, July 2) by the Duke of Buccleuch at his Selkirk seat, Bowhill House. The collection – co-curated by His Grace and Dr Stephen Lloyd, former Senior Curator of the Scottish National Portrait […]

July performances to thrill at Bowhill Theatre

26th June, 2014

Bowhill House and Country Estate is set to play host to a duo of exciting theatre productions in July showcasing an exquisite mix of song and drama. Presenting a potted ‘history’ of comedy song Michael Lunts – a professional actor-pianist specialising in one man shows, comedy revues and musical dramas – will appear in his show […]

Kick start your summer at Bowhill

28th May, 2014

Bowhill House and Country Estate promises a month packed with activities and events for all the family this June. The action begins on Friday, June 6 at 1.30pm with the first of two woodland storytelling activities. Children can visit the Estate for a story in the woods entitled ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the […]

Bowhill House scoops top award to be crowned ‘Borders Tourism Business of the Year’

2nd May, 2014

Bowhill House and Country Estate has won the title of Borders Tourism Business of the Year in the recent Scottish Borders Business Excellence Awards 2013/14. The historic house set just five miles from Selkirk beat stiff competition from the other shortlisted businesses including the McDonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf and Spa in Cardrona and The Restaurant […]