The estate has recently benefitted from a new pedestrian access at West Port car park to paths around the loch and woodlands.
The open day – from 11.30am to 3pm provides a rare opportunity to see some of the rooms inside the imposing building and to catch up with news on the furutre plans for the house an grounds.
Former owner, Andrew Nimmo-Smith developed a vision for the future of the Haining which would allow others to share the enjoyment of this beautiful estate. On his death in 2009, the Haining Estate was bequeathed to the people of Selkirkshire and the wider public.
The Haining Charitable Trust has made good progress in the early phases of the regeneration of the estate. As one of these first phases, the trust has been working in conjunction with Scottish Borders Council (SBC) and the Criminal Justice Team to develop new pathways around the loch along with new interpretation boards.
The routes provide a great opportunity for locals and visitors to enjoy the beautifully designed landscape which includes unusual features such as ‘The Lairds Oak’ and the ‘Walking Tree’ as well as an abundance of woodland birds and fungi.
Susan Edington, Trustee for the Haining Charitable Trust said: “As well as the new path network, I am delighted that we have the opportunity to provide a new pedestrian access point into the estate from the town centre. The designed parkland and loch are a beautiful legacy of early developments of the estate and recognised by Historic Scotland in their Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes.
“I would like to thank the trustees and the people of Selkirk for their continued support in these exciting early stages to redevelop the Haining.”
The A-listed 18th -century Mansion House and Stables overlook the scenic Haining Loch. Records of the estate date from the C15th, but there is evidence of settlement on Pele Hill since the C12th. The site of Selkirk Castle on the hill is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.