AN HISTORIC Borders house has received a major funding boost to support a landmark exhibition.

Paxton House – referred to as one of the finest Palladian houses in Britain – overlooks the River Tweed near the Scotland-England border.

Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) announced that £421,857 had been awarded to nine museums across the country thanks to support from the Scottish Government.

And Paxton House is set to receive £30,000 to support a 250th anniversary exhibition ‘Chippendale Laid Bare’, which will highlight its Chippendale furniture.

Staff training will also take place in order to offer new accessible tours for people with additional needs, and new learning offers for a range of visitors.

Lucy Casot, CEO of MGS, said: “We’re delighted to fund nine varied projects from museums across Scotland. These projects represent the work the sector is undertaking in remaining responsive to the needs of their community, better representing stories from people in Scotland and across the world, and contributing to a sustainable tourist experience.”

The MGS is the national development body for the museum sector.