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On Wednesday, September 5, about 40 members visited Selkirk. The morning was taken up by a tour of Lochcarron's Mill.
Lochcarron is the largest producer of tartan in the world and members enjoyed seeing the weaving process and the opportunity to purchase some of the products.
For the afternoon, Lawrence Robertson and his colleagues from the Selkirkshire Antiquarian Society had organised a tour of places of historical interest in the town.
Scott’s Courthouse, Halliwell’s House Museum and the Auld Kirk were all visited, and particular interest was shown in the possibility that a far more ancient church lies beneath the latter.
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Members then proceeded to the site of the castle and ended at The Haining. This fine Palladian mansion is now owned by a charitable trust on behalf of the people of Selkirk, and members enjoyed a very informative talk by Mr Robertson. They then toured the grounds, which include an attractive loch, a fine stable block and bear cages.
Our thanks go to Mr Robertson and team for a very enjoyable visit.