A STORY of love, legacy, landscape and secret letters found in the Glenesk Folk Museum in Angus is coming to the Corn Exchange in Melrose.

Miss Lindsay’s Secret is a moving and lively play that takes audiences from the gentle Angus hills to Canada’s heady Klondike Gold Rush, in the company of The Curator, The Musician and The Man - Maria MacDonell, Georgina MacDonell Finlayson and Alan Finlayson. It explores The Curator’s deep dilemma in finding, revealing and becoming too involved in this intimate tale of a Scottish seamstress.

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“The story takes us from the Angus glens to the great wildernesses of Yukon Territory in Northern Canada during the Klondike gold rush.” says writer and performer MacDonell who also volunteers at the Glenesk Folk Museum where the letters were found. ‘Both areas experienced permanent change as a result.”

Live Borders Arts & Creativity are brining the play the back to the Scottish Borders following a well-received performance at Heart of Hawick and its successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe and a in 2022.

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The success of the play so far, according to Maria, is that it tells stories that people can relate to.

‘Although it is a local story specific to Glenesk at the turn of the twentieth century, it also touches on themes which matter to everyone now, wherever they are.” She says. “Personal tales like this will soon be hard to preserve, as we don’t seem to write letters anymore. With all we are going through at the moment, life stories matter more than ever.”

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With four and five star reviews, sell out shows and such enthusiastic audience responses, we are delighted to bring Miss Lindsay’s Secret to Melrose.” Maria MacDonell told us. “It is amazing how this play touches people in so many ways.”

Venue: Melrose Corn Exchange: Date: Saturday September 9 Time: 19.30: Running time: 70 minutes