Haining is popping up on High Street

The Haining Charitable Trust (HCT) is setting up shop for the day at 1 Tower Street, Selkirk, on May 12, in a bid to update the local community on progress concerning the estate, and encouraging support and feedback, as well as stories about the Haining, from the people of the area.

For the HCT is embarking on a project to write up the history of the Haining and would like to hear from anyone who has a personal experience, whether it was a visit to the house, fishing on the loch, or working with any of the previous occupants.

The trust would also like to hear from anyone who was around at the time the house was occupied by the army that have some interesting stories to tell.

“We encourage everyone to come to the pop-up shop where you can find out about the progress being made, and to provide us with their own stories from living memory,” said Lawrence Robertson, a trustee of the estate.

Staff and volunteers at The Haining will be manning the shop. Any information gathered will be used to compile a collection of anecdotes, adding to the history of the house now being compiled for publication.

For more information visit www.thehaining.co.uk or email: carolbyers@thehaining.co.uk