Contributions wanted for Duns WW1 exhibition

A Julian tank in Duns Market Square
A Julian tank in Duns Market Square

The joint First World War exhibition in Duns will be on show at Duns Library Contact Centre in Newtown Street, from Saturday, October 4, through to November 15.

Dunse History Society and Scottish Borders Council Museum Service are joining forces to show what Duns was like immediately before the war and look at how shops and businesses were affected when staff signed up.

The exhibition will also document how local people were sent out all over the world, the ways in which local newspapers covered the conflict, how some local houses were converted to convalescence hospitals or barracks and what the people of Duns and the surrounding area did to raise funds for the war effort.

The museum is now appealing to local people to see if anyone has objects, letters, documents or photographs which they would be willing to lend to the exhibition. Do you have stories or objects handed down through the generations which you would like to share? If so, do get in touch with Andrew Tulloch or Rosy Hayward in the Duns Museum Office as soon as possible so the exhibition team can make sure everything can be fitted in. Please telephone 01361 884114 or email:

A similar exhibition is currently on display until Sunday, September 14, at Coldstream Museum.