News in General

Ian Cameron, Head Brewer At Traquair, Retires After 45 Years

Traquair House General 17th February 2016

Ian Cameron is retiring from Traquair this week having worked on the Traquair estate since 1970 and as head brewer since the late 1980’s. His involvement at Traquair started over 45 years ago when he moved from Newcastle to live in the area originally as an electrical engineer but soon started helping out the 20th…

When Mary Came To Stay…

Traquair House General, Past Event News 28th January 2016

1566 – 2016 450th Anniversary of the visit of Mary Queen of Scots to Traquair House When Mary Came to Stay… 450 years ago in 1566 Mary Queen of Scots stayed at Traquair while on a hunting expedition in the Scottish Borders. Invited by John Stuart, 4th Laird of Traquair who was the Captain of…

A Feast Of Festive Fun At Traquair!

Traquair House General 18th November 2015

A Feast of Festive Fun at Traquair! TRAQUAIR HOUSE – FREE CHRISTMAS OPENING Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November 10.30am – 4.00pm Traquair’s annual free open weekend will get everyone in a festive mood with the house decorated in Victorian Christmas style, stunning flowers by the Peebles Floral Art Society and a host of Christmas…

Traquair House Welcomes The Coming Of The Borders Railway

Traquair House General 1st September 2015

Traquair House is welcoming the coming of the Borders Railway with some special offers in September and October this year. Visitors who have used the Borders Railway to visit Traquair will be offered a 50% discount on normal admission prices. Just show your rail ticket on the same day of your visit to redeem this…

Traquair Fair 2015 The King Is Back

Traquair House General 23rd July 2015

Americana Fair at Traquair House Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd August Final preparations for the Traquair Fair are under way for the 33rd Traquair Fair. This year, for the first time there will be an Americana theme including an Elvis tribute act, Danny Allan as well as Wild West Shows, Classic American Cars, Film, and…

A Secret History Revealed At Traquair

Traquair House General 3rd June 2015

Jacobite Tercentennary 1715 – 2015 Traquair’s close associations with the Jacobites are being brought to the fore in 2015 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the 1715 Jacobite rebellion. The Stuarts of Traquair were prominent Jacobite supporters as were their close relations, the Nithsdales. The stories of these families include a dramatic escape from the…

From Jousting To Jacobites At Traquair’s Medieval Fayre…

Traquair House General 11th May 2015

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May 2015 11am – 5pm Traquair House Innerleithen Peeblesshire Traquair is the magical setting for a wonderful weekend of medieval mayhem for all the family with a chance to find out how life was really lived in the Middle Ages and the entertainment they all enjoyed. From spectacular jousting on…

Traquair Celebrates 50 Years Of Brewing With A Very Special Ale

Traquair House General 20th April 2015

TRAQUAIR CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF BREWING WITH A VERY SPECIAL ALE Traquair is celebrating 50 years of brewing in the ancient brewery at Traquair, Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House. In 1965, Peter Maxwell Stuart, 20th Laird of Traquair came upon an extraordinary discovery in the eighteenth century wing of the house. A complete brew house and…

Easter Eggstravaganza

Traquair House General 19th March 2015

Traquair House, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire Easter Sunday April 5th Grounds Open 11.00am Activities from midday A Gigantic Easter Eggstravaganza for all the family. The  Easter Egg Extravaganza at Traquair is the biggest event of its kind in the Borders. With over 5,500 mini eggs hidden in the Maze and some larger eggs to be won as…

Traquair Commemorates The 1715 Jacobite Uprising

Traquair House General 30th January 2015

Traquair House will be commemorating the tricentennary of the 1715 Jacobite Uprising with a programme of events, concert and exhibition that will highlight the Traquair Jacobite connection. The Stuarts of Traquair and their close relations, the Nithsdales were strong Jacobite supporters and their involvement in the ’15 led to the Earl of Nithsdale being captured…