House of the rain and sun for weekend of 60s-inspired fun

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It was fitting that the sun shone for The Animals at Traquair House to bring down the curtain on this year’s 1960s inspired fair.

The House of the Rising Sun rockers performed at the historic Tweeddale home on Sunday, after torrential rain in the morning looked like it would lead to a damp conclusion to the two-day event.

Traquair House owner Catherine Maxwell Stuart said: “Saturday was brilliant with lots of happy festival goers who really enjoyed the swinging 60s atmosphere.

“The weather on Sunday was disappointing but the sun came out for The Animals in the afternoon to end the weekend on a real high.”

In a first for the Fair, it stepped back in time to the decade which is made famous for relaxation of attitudes to sex and drugs and the rise of rock music.

On Saturday, The Troggs performed, while garments from leading 60s Borders fashion houses - Bernat Klein and Pringle - were on display in the house.

There was also music from various other groups, including Peebles band The Beggar Girls, as well as the screening of the 1969 film Tamlin, shot at Traquair and starring Joanna Lumley.

The usual craft stalls, and food and drink ensured the Fair goers did not go hungry or thirsty.