BORDERERS young and old are set to have the chance to build an historic abbey out of LEGO.

A project will run during the Easter holidays to create Kelso Abbey using the popular toy. 

The free workshops, suitable for ages 8+, will be running at Kelso Library Contact Centre from April 3-6.

Eager LEGO fans will be able to book into one-hour sessions to help recreate the Abbey ruins, working with sculptor and master builder Alistair Jelks.

The learning & inclusion team at Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has partnered up with Live Borders to deliver the events, where participants will learn about architecture, construction and heritage of the building.

Fiona Davidson, HES learning officer, said: “Our Big LEGO Builds are brilliant intergenerational events, with adults and children learning alongside and from each other.

“They have proved really popular when we’ve run them in other areas of Scotland, with many events oversubscribed, and we’re delighted to be bringing our latest build to Kelso”.

Lisa Haddow, head of Live Borders’ library service, said: “Live Borders is delighted to be involved in this event, and it complements our broarder library Lego activities that span the region.

“These activities are fantastic for kids and parents to enjoy together, and alongside our Bookbug activities offers a wonderful opportunity for interaction and development.”

The event will also include a dedicated relaxed session for any families with additional support needs.