SPINE tingling scares are on offer at Traquair over the weekend.

Two fright-night tours of the historic house near Innerleithen are planned for Friday and Saturday.

And for those who have survived the wary walks into the house's gruesome past there's a fun-packed family afternoon of ghostly delights on Sunday.

The Jacobite Ghost Tours take place at 7pm and 9pm on both evenings.

And organisers have warned to expect the unexpected.

Sarah Macdonald from Traquair House told us: "With characters from Traquair’s past retelling the daring deeds and extraordinary bravery as they supported the Jacobite cause at enormous personal cost.

"Visitors are warned to be on their guard for the odd unexpected surprise.

"They will descend into the dungeons of the Tower of London before relaxing with in the comfort of the 18th century Dining Room with a Jacobite toast to the King o’er the Water."

Throughout the weekend the 1745 Cottage Restaurant will be serving up Halloween Suppers.

On Sunday more chill thrills are on offer as the annual Halloween Fun Day takes place.

This year there will magic shows, creep crawly animal handling sessions, the famous Spooky Passage Experience as well as Tarot readings.

Ghost stories, a witches and wizards workshop, scavenger hunts, spooky face painting and traditional Halloween Games are also on the menu.

And new this year in addition to the Dressed to Kill fancy dress competition there will also be Halloween Hounds best dressed dog competition.

Sunday's Halloween Fun Day runs from 11am to 4pm.

Tickets for the Ghost Tours, which are only suitable for over eights, should be booked in advance from the box office (01896 830323).