THE doors are reopening at three of the Borders' most popular tourist attractions this week.

The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns, the Mary Queen Scots’ Visitor Centre in Jedburgh and Hawick Museum will open to the public from Friday (March 1) with a diverse and exciting programme of exhibitions and events.

The award-winning Jim Clark Motorsport Museum will host a range of events over the coming months, including a children’s Easter Egg trail running from March 29-April 16, as well as a new exhibition ‘Remembering Japan’s Temple of Speed by Joe Honda’ which features photography of Clark’s career, bringing to life the behind the scenes at the inaugural Indy 200 exhibition race at the Fuji Speedway International circuit in October 1966.

Meanwhile, two exhibitions are also under way at Peebles Library, Museum and Gallery including ‘Diversity Exhibition by Contemporary Quilt’ which will run until April 13. Contemporary Quilt is a special interest group within the Quilters’ Guild. Membership of the group is self-selected and represents a diverse collection of quilters and textile artists, working to create innovative and dynamic art at the cutting edge of quilting.

‘Trees Sing for Joy’ will be showcased until April 27 and celebrates three local artists working in paint, clay, wire and wood.

Over at Hawick Museum, the Bill McLaren Centenary exhibition will commence from March 1, telling the story of the commentator’s life from wee boy breaking a neighbour’s windows with his first rugby ball, through his time as a pupil at Hawick High School to his experience during the war in Italy.

Halliwell’s House Museum (Selkirk), Coldstream Museum, Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom and Jedburgh Castle Jail all open on March 29. Old Gala House will reopen its doors from June 22.

Live Borders' five-star attraction, the Great Tapestry of Scotland, remains open to the public and details can be found here