Sherlock Holmes in the Borders
A recently discovered Sherlock Holmes story is on display in Selkirk until 1 March 2015. The tale, entitled, ‘Sherlock Homes: Discovering the Border Burghs and, by deduction, the Brig Bazaar’ was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1904 to raise money for a bridge in Selkirk. In the story, Holmes deduces that Watson is going on a trip to Selkirk.
The Sherlock Holmes story formed part of a booklet, printed and sold in aid of raising funds to replace a bridge over the Ettrick river that had been destroyed by floods in 1902. The booklet is on display at the Pop Up Museum Exhibition at the former Cross Keys pub in the Market Place at Selkirk – open daily between 10am and 4pm until Sunday 1 March.