Positives from negatives in Selkirk

The works of two renowned photographic studios in Selkirk will be on display in the Royal Burgh this week.

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 9:23 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:10 am
Image from the collection of Robert D Claperton Photographic Studio, Selkirk - part of Live Borders Archives exhibition.

Live Borders Archives and Local History Service are planning a three-day pop-up exhibition at Our Lady and St Joseph’s RC Church Hall, High Street, on March 9-11.

The free event will show almost 500 images from the Clapperton archive, which have been recently digitised from glass-plate negatives, as well as a small collection of photographs from the A.R. Edwards and Son studio.

The images represent not only an important historical archive of the life and times of Selkirk and the Scottish Borders but also of changing photographic practice.

The exhibition offers the local community a chance to view some of the collection and help ensure it is catalogued with as much information as possible.

Live Borders Archives hope that local people will be able to help identify places, dates and people in the images to help in ongoing cataloguing of material.

Selkirk Regeneration Company will also be exhibiting a small collection of photographs from A.R. Edwards and Son which are in their care ahead of publication of a book.

Refreshments will be available for £1 and, on Saturday only, children can dress up and have their ‘ye olde’ photograph taken for £1.