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.

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 […]

Spring Fling at Bowhill

1st May, 2014

Bowhill is set to host a three-day Spring Fling extravaganza this weekend, with a range of family-friendly activities to encourage visitors to enjoy the great outdoors. The event kicks off on Saturday, May 3 and continues until Monday, May 5, with activities running from 11am-4pm. Young visitors can enjoy the chair ‘o’ plane ride in […]

Egg-citement at Bowhill as Easter arrives

15th April, 2014

Bowhill House and Country Estate is set to host a cracking day of Easter fun with a range of themed activities for all the family. The Easter Fun Day, which takes place on April 20 between 11am-4pm, will feature two Easter themed nature trails specially designed for the day, taking visitors around the Estate. One […]

Double the Theatre fun at Bowhill

11th April, 2014

Bowhill House and Country Estate is set to play host to two fantastic theatre productions later this month. Visitors can be entertained within the intimate surroundings of Bowhill Theatre with this month’s first performance, The Secret Life of Suitcases, on April 20 at 3pm. The humorous and captivating family show is a collaboration with Unicorn […]

Bowhill’s new season promises top value and fun

31st March, 2014

Bowhill’s 2014 season is shaping up to be the best one yet, with locals being invited to drop by and try out the Estate’s latest attractions. Gates will open on April 5 and visitors can expect increased value on season tickets, a revamped adventure playground from April 9 and shortly to follow, two exciting new […]