FRAMED IN TIME

FRAMED 26.5.12
FRAMED 26.5.12

We go back 20 years for Framed in Time this week and a visit to Gattonside.

In June 1991, Gattonside Chain Bridge was closed to allow for refurbishment and strengthening work to take place. The then 166-year-old structure, designed by John Stevenson Brown, was closed for eight months for the work, which cost the local authority £665,000.

This week’s photograph was taken towards the end of the project, in January 1992.

Originally designed to carry horses, the chain bridge links Gattonside with Melrose and in February 1992 it was reopened to the public in a ceremony at which the convener of what was then Borders Regional Council, the Earl of Minto, unveiled a plaque marking the occasion.