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  • The Buy Design Gallery at Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, Jedbugh
    The Buy Design Gallery, Jedburgh
  • The smugglers exhibition of the World of Boats collection at Eyemouth Maritime Centre
    The smugglers exhibition of the World of Boats collection at Eyemouth Maritime Centre
  • Looking onto Jim Clark's trophies and driving overalls on display in the Jim Clark Room
    Jim Clark's trophies and driving overalls on display in the Jim Clark Room
  • Looking onto the outside of Tower Mill which is lit up at night
    Tower Mill, a cafe bar, cinema, theatre and conference centre in Hawick
  • Glass designer Mike Hunter working at Twist Glass Studio, Selkirk
    Twist Glass Studio, Selkirk

Explore arts and culture attractions in the Scottish Borders and discover the culture and identity of this beautiful part of Scotland.

With lots of artists based locally, there's always fascinating works of art in the galleries alongside history museums and visitor centres.

Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom in Selkirk is where Scott sat as a sheriff and is now a museum which explores his life and writings. Halliwell's House Museum, also in Selkirk, is an award-winning museum housed in a former ironmonger's shop. It tells the fascinating story of Selkirk, with the lives of the 'Souters' and the Flodden Flag, brought home by the only man to survive the disatrous battle in 1513, which the town celebrates annually with the Common Riding event.

The Johnnie Armstrong Gallery near Hawick is a gallery and Celtic goldsmiths, which boasts an impressive collection of weaponry and armour, dating back from the times of the Borders Reivers.

There are a variety of great arts and culture attractions in the Scottish Borders - use the information listings to plan a creative day out today.

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    Peebles

    Explore this broad collection of objects and learn about the area’s fascinating history at the Tweeddale Museum in Peebles.

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    Coldstream

    The Hirsel Centre for Arts and Crafts offers an array of workshops where visitors can see items being hand-made by skilled craftspeople. The centres other attractions include tearooms, a museum, childrens play area, picnic areas and fine walks.

  3. The Smokehouse Gallery

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    Eyemouth

    We are a warm, friendly gallery based in the heart of Eyemouth's conservation area, close to the beach and harbour.

  4. Gunsgreen House

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    Eyemouth

    This John Adam house was built in 1753 with a plethora of fascinating secrets. Today it is a historic house, visitor attraction, and self-catering accommodation.

  5. The Kelso Pottery

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    Kelso

    The Kelso Pottery was set up in 1970 by Ian and Elizabeth Hird. Both studied at Edinburgh College of Art.

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    The Scottish Borders

    Tullie House ... much more than a museum!

  7. Flat Cat Gallery

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    Lauder

    Welcome to Flat Cat Gallery and Coffee Shop.

  8. Dancing Light Gallery

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
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    West Linton

    Dancing Light Gallery is an exciting rural art gallery which forms part of a beautiful new timber-framed building, insulated with sheep's wool and powered by renewable energy.

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    4 Visitor Attraction

    Peebles

    Step back in time at Robert Smails Printing Works, a completely restored printing works and see how printing was done at the beginning of the 20th century.

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    Jedburgh

    Explore the historic town of Jedburgh’s connections with Mary Queen of Scots at this fascinating visitor centre.

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