The Peeblesshire News is showcasing a range of current and upcoming history exhibitions across Peebles and Innerleithen...

The area of Tweeddale is steeped in history, and there's plenty on offer for budding historians to uncover.

In Peebles, the town's Tweeddale Museum, situated within the Chambers Institution by the High Street has several exhibitions for locals and visitors to enjoy. Now extended until December, their 'Lives in a Landscape' exhibition was developed in conjunction with a number of local volunteers who researched and wrote about the key objects in their collection. The exhibition has an eclectic range of items and each offers a fascinating insight into the object and those associated with them.

Over in the Museum Room, 'Peebles for Pleasure: Tourism in Tweeddale' explores how and why people came to spend time in the area in the past, while also looking at what is on offer now. Whether it was taking to the waters, fishing, or simply walking, Tweeddale has offered a variety of attractions to visitors over the years.

Staying with the Museum Room, the focus will change next month as new exhibition 'The Hungry Eye' by David Stewart arrives in Peeblesshire. A selection of drypoints/etchings, monoprints, collagraphs, silkscreen prints, and a few paintings, often based on plants and gardens, but as the hungry eye spies beauty in the unlikeliest of places. Artist David Stewart also finds it amongst rusty implements, old crockery, the kitchen table, and even battered tin cans.

The Tweeddale Museum and Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10.30am-12.30pm and again from 1pm-4pm, and on Saturdays from 9.30am-12.30pm.

Down the road in Innerleithen, the St Ronan's Wells Visitor Centre on Wells Brae is housed in an historic spa, and provides a permanent exhibition to showcase the story of the town and the wells. The centre also describes the areas connections with the great Scottish writers, Sir Walter Scott and James Hogg, and also explains the origins of the Cleikum Ceremonies held each July.

Their latest exhibition, which started on March 31, is 'Our Food: Porridge to Poppadums' looks at hunter-gatherers, supermarkets and restaurants, and explores the food we have grown and cooked over the centuries. Here, there's a chance to discover the journey from farm to plate and how we can taste the best of home grown produce. A series of events are planned to complement this exhibition.

The visitor centre is open Monday to Friday from 10am-1pm then from 2pm-5pm, and on weekends from 1pm-4pm.

All events are free. For more details, visit: