TRAQUAIR House took Christmas back to Victorian times at its Christmas Fayre last weekend.

Decorated to look like a Victorian home at Christmas, the House welcomed guests to celebrate the season with crafts, food, drink and plenty of musical entertainment courtesy of local performers.

The weekend-long festive fayre featured different performances and businesses on both days.

Stalls showcasing great local produce could be found on all three floors of the historic site and in tents in the courtyard where music could be enjoyed from St Ronan's Silver Band on Saturday, November 23 and from Peebles Burgh Silver Band on Sunday, November 24.

And it wouldn't be a proper Christmas Fayre if there wasn't a visit from a very special guest.

Santa took time from his busy schedule to spend time at Traquair House for the whole weekend in his grotto, taking pictures and any last minute present requests.

Visitors were treated to mulled wine, mince pies, hot dogs and chestnuts, as well as crafting workshops.

And little ones could enjoy a Christmas scavenger hunt, a puppet show and festive facepainting.

A £1 donation was asked for upon arrival, contributing to the Traquair Charitable Trust which helps with the maintenance of the House.