TWO Borders visitor attractions have reopened their doors in time for the Easter holidays.

Halliwell's House Museum and Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom opened for the new season yesterday (Friday, March 29) in time for the school holidays.

Both attractions are free to enter, with visitors invited to make donations which go towards keeping the sites running.

Phoebe Stewart, assistant curator for Live Borders museums and galleries said: “Selkirk is a fascinating town which is famous for its historical roots, as well as being one of the oldest Royal Burghs in Scotland.

"Both museums are steeped in traditional Scottish culture and there are a multitude of things to see and do whilst visiting."

Located in Halliwell Close, Halliwell's House Museum is a former ironmongery store.

The museum features exhibits on Selkirk's heritage, including a new video created by Keith Rodgerson on Selkirk Common Riding.

Halliwell's is also running a special Easter activity for families - a free Easter card making activity and the chance to try hand weaving.

There is also space for children's to play with traditional toys and games.

The Robson Gallery has also reopened its doors with a range of prints by local Selkirk artist Joy Parker.

Off the Market Place is Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom.

The museum highlights both Scott's work as a magistrate in the town as well as his literary achievements.

This season the courtroom is also hosting a range of special events to mark the bicentennial celebration of James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, who wrote The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner in 1824.

To mark the 200th anniversary a selection of artefacts related to the Ettrick Shepherd will go on display.

Halliwell's House Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 4pm .

And Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom is open Monday and Thursday to Sunday from 11am-4pm (from 12-4pm on Sundays).

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