The ‘poshest car boot sale’

More than 60 castle owners have cleared out their unwanted knick-knacks for what is being described as the ‘poshest car boot sale’ in Scotland.

Bargain hunters will have the chance to buy into the lifestyle of some of the country’s most impressive and historic homes in the jamboree sale with a difference.

China tea services, antique jewelry, vintage clothing, furniture and even swords will be up for grabs in the unusual event on May 17 in the grounds of Dalkeith Palace.

Treasures will come from stunning residences such as Kelburn Castle in Ayrshire and Duns Castle.

Money raised from the event, including a £5 entrance fee, will go to the Elizabeth Finn Care charity which supports people in financial need.

Stallholder Lucy Wood plans to sell her grandmother’s vintage paste necklace, a china tea service and a 19th-century Hussar’s sword at the event.

“These things are just in a cupboard and I don’t use them,” she said. “In a way I’m sorry to see them go but you can’t hang on to everything. I do hope they go to a good home. I do feel that things ‘go round’, that people are more aware of old things now and love old things. Fashions come and go and everyone has their own style.”

The Stately Homes Attic Sale will be held on Sunday, May 17, at Dalkeith Palace, from 10.30am-3.30pm.