Aireborough Historical Society

Scotland Bear Gates




Title
Bear Gates
Date Undated
Location Scotland
Photo ID
W249
Comment

A 35mm slide in the archive collection of the AHS, possibly taken by a member on one of the society holidays.

The Bear Gates are an entrance to Traquair House near Peebles in Scotland, said to be the earliest inhabited house in Scotland.

The gates were installed in 1738 by the 5th Earl of Traquair, after Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) had passed through the gates in 1745 the gates were closed.

According to tradition they will not be opened again until the Stuart monarchy is restored.

 

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