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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.

Spring programme of theatre at Bowhill House

14th February, 2019

The intimate theatre at Bowhill House and Grounds is set to host two productions next month to entertain audiences of all ages. First up is ‘Splinters Productions: Get A Life!’ on Thursday 21 March at 8pm followed by ‘Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Tale’ on Saturday 30 March at 3pm. ‘Get A Life!’ will […]

Toast the haggis with IDEOMS Theatre Company at Bowhill

10th January, 2019

A wild and wacky take on the traditional Burns supper celebration is once again set to thrill audiences at Bowhill. IDEOMS Theatre Company will perform its unique take on the infamous bard’s work on Saturday 26 January. A traditional Scottish Burns meal will follow the performance featuring a delicious menu of haggis, neeps and tatties […]

Poignant Christmas concert hosted at Bowhill House

24th December, 2018

The historic and picturesque surroundings of Bowhill House in Selkirk provided the backdrop for an exclusive evening with harpist Margaret Knight as the House opened its doors for a special evening of classical Christmas music. The first class musician has performed at world class venues across the globe and now regards Bowhill House as one […]

Borders homes dressed with handmade wreaths

24th December, 2018

Christmas crafters have been creating sparkling festive wreaths for their home at workshops held throughout December at Bowhill House and Grounds. The picturesque Estate held six craft sessions in total this year with more than 60 people taking part in the tradition of making fresh evergreen wreaths to hang on their front doors. All the […]

19th December, 2018

The S1 girls’ hockey team at Selkirk High School will be playing in style this year after receiving new training tops funded by Bowhill House and Grounds. Earlier this year Bowhill launched a community bursary initiative with a focus on supporting local youth groups and clubs to celebrate VisitScotland’s Year of Young People. The scheme […]

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 […]