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Veitch family exhibition gives Jedburgh history insight

Proclamation of George V in Jedburgh 1910
Image caption The exhibition will feature images of town life in Jedburgh in the past

A new exhibition is offering a glimpse into historic Jedburgh through three generations of a prominent family.

The display at the town's Castle Jail features scientific instruments made by astronomer James Veitch and his son William, from Inchbonny.

Photographs taken by William's son James, who was a Provost of Jedburgh, are also on show.

Councillor Graham Garvie, of Scottish Borders Council, said it offered a "step back in time".

He added: "This is a fascinating exhibition which gives a glimpse of town life around 1900 to 1914, including Sunday School parades, the handba', Boys' Brigade and Scouts, as well as images of Inchbonny."

A number of telescopes and microscopes made by James Veitch (1771 -1838) are held by National Museums Scotland.

The exhibition will run at Jedburgh Castle Jail until 31 October.

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