A new fishing museum set to open in the Borders next week is aiming to lure 10,000 visitors a year amid long-term efforts to make the River Tweed a jewel in the region’s tourism crown.
Sunday, 30th August 2020, 7:30 am
The Duchess of Roxburghe and Sir Gareth Edwards will officially open the Tweed Salmon Fishing Museum at Kelso’s former old town hall on Thursday.
It celebrates more than two centuries of salmon angling on the river and houses more than 2,000 artefacts exploring and celebrating the sport’s heritage.
The facility, which has taken three years and more than £70,000 to plan and execute, has been created by a team of volunteers who hope to attract “more than 10,000 visitors a year from the UK and abroad”.