A HISTORIC Borders building has gone on the market – and it could be yours for offers over £50,000.

Earlston Reading Room, in the town's square, hasn't been used as a private subscription library since the 1970s.

But now the three-story building is looking for a new owner.

Border Telegraph:

Estate agent Galbraith said: "Earlston Reading Room is a handsome, traditional mid-terraced building which dates from the 19th century and served as the town’s reading room from 1852 until the 1970s.

"Whilst the building has more recently been used as a store it has now fallen into a fairly poor state of repair and requires refurbishment.

"The building appears suitable for a variety of uses – both residential and commercial – subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent."

Border Telegraph:

The ground floor has two rooms, a kitchen and bathroom.

The first comprises of a further two rooms and cloakroom.

And the second floor is an attic room.

Border Telegraph:

The building has more recently been used for meetings and storage area for historical books, documents and even the town's vast array of Christmas lights.

Attempts had been made to form a trust to bring the building back to its former glory.

To find out more, click here to visit Galbraith's website.