TIME is running out for discovering the colourful history of one of the Borders' most picturesque and fascinating houses.

A series of heritage talks have been taking place at Bowhill House throughout the summer.

And next week the penultimate talk,100 Years of Bowhill, will tell the tale of the 4th and 5th Dukes and their influence on the estate.

From a family history of rebellion to noble Dukes and the treasures held in the Buccleuch houses, the heritage talks series at Bowhill has taken visitors on a fascinating journey through time.

Next Friday house guide Adam Borwick's 100 Years of Bowhill is the story of the two Dukes who shaped the house and title, making a great impression in the Borders and beyond.

Bowhill events manager Helen Currie said: “Our heritage talk series is held to mark VisitScotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and has explored a range of topics so far.

“The legacy of the 4th and 5th Dukes is still with us today and is a captivating story for history enthusiasts and visitors looking to uncover a little piece of the past here at Bowhill.”

The series of talks launched in May and will continue on the first Friday of each month until the end of the visitor season in September.

The final talk, Beautiful Bowhill, will take place on Friday, September 1 and involves a walk around the architectural heritage of Bowhill with guide Walter Bateman.

The tour will highlight the developments and changes to the house in the late Georgian and Victorian periods.

Tickets for next Friday's talk are priced £6 and include a cream tea.

Booking is essential and can be made by calling 01750 22204 or emailing info@bowhillhouse.co.uk.