A COMMUNITY exhibition has helped ensure an historic landmark opened for Innerleithen's summer festival.

St Ronan's Wells Visitor Centre is now home to the 'On, St Ronan's On!' showcase telling the history of St Ronan's Border Games.

Open during Games Week, the exhibition is a joint venture between St Ronan's Border Games Committee, Innerleithen Community Trust, Live Borders and a team of volunteers.

Keith Belleville, a member of the Games committee, said: “When we realised that the doors of the visitor centre could remain closed this summer due to the ongoing review by Live Borders, we were determined to find a way to ensure that the Wells did open.

“We have worked closely with the Live Borders museum service to create an excellent Games Week display and we hope that locals and visitors will drop in to show how important and well-loved the Wells is by the community.”

The exhibition's first visitor was Mary Butlin of Fish Hoek, Cape Town, a former resident of Innerleithen.

Ms Butlin, who is visiting the Borders for Games Week, shared how much she looks forward to coming back to the town, seeing the changes and the things that remain the same.

The exhibition has been a joint venture by St. Ronan’s Border Games Committee, Innerleithen Community Trust working with Live Borders and a team of volunteers.

Another team of volunteers maintains the Wells garden.

The Visitor Centre will be open until Wednesday, July 19, between 10am-12pm, and 2-4pm daily – except today (Friday, July 14) and Saturday (July 15).