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Queen opens Sir Walter Scott's house

The Queen has officially reopened the former home of author Sir Walter Scott in the Scottish Borders after its multi-million pound restoration.

Abbotsford House, near Melrose, will open to the public on Thursday.

The royal visitor was given a tour of the house, which shut for major renovations nearly two years ago.

The Abbotsford Trust hopes the historic building can become both an "important cultural centre and tourist destination" for the region....

Read entire article at BBC News