LAST Saturday night saw the the finale event at the inaugural exhibition of the new Borders Sculpture Park at Mellerstain.

Steve Messam’s trio of architectural interventions - XXX - lit up in the grounds of the spectacular stately home under the glow of the full moon.

Over 70 people enjoyed the opportunity to view the illuminated art installations set against the magical designed landscape.

Lady Haddington welcomed the guests to her home for the finale. She told us: "This was a fantastic end to the show – and we hope that Borders Sculpture Park will continue to create news next summer.”

As well as the spectacular illuminated sculptures, guests were treated to an informal hog roast supper.

And musicians, Antic Hay from Coldstream, added to the fun with lively folk songs.

The first season of The Borders Sculpture Park, which was coupled with the relaunch of the contemporary coffee shop run by the owners of Gattonside’s The Hoebridge Restaurant, has been successful in raising the profile of the hidden gem that is Mellerstain House and Gardens with visitor numbers significantly up on previous years.

Although Saturday's event marked the end of the exhibition, plans are already afoot for next season’s Borders Sculpture Park exhibition at Mellerstain.

Mellerstain House and Gardens will remain open to the public Friday through to Monday, September 25.