Loans Box – Border Reivers

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Loans Box 4 Border Reivers

Key stages 1/2 

Subjects: History, Local History, Geography, Music, Literacy


The border area between Scotland and England was cursed with extreme violence and theft for several hundred years, resulting in poverty and death for innocent farmer families on both sides of the border. This only stopped with the Union of both kingdoms under James I.

Please note the helmet is very heavy and must be used under adult supervision.

Scottish Burgeonet Helmet
Arming Cap
4x long tunics (2 dark green, I light green, 1 beige & cream)
3 x short tunics (2 dark green, 1 cream)
Girl’s Brown Dress
3 x bonnets
Mop Cap (brown)
2 x caps
Belts – 2 x leather, 2 x green linen
Wooden Bowl and spoon
Horn Lantern
Map “In Search of the Border Reivers
Map of Border Battlefields and Reiver Familes
Book “The Steel Bonnets”
Book “Wee Archie and the Ballad of Kinmont Willie”
Laminated sheets ‘The Border Reiver’
CD Fyre and Sworde Songs of the Border Reivers
DVD The Reivers
Padded Leather Jacket
Adult Tunics x 2
Bailiffgate Tote Bag containing lady’s Border Reivers costume
Copy of information from The Border Reivers website
Picture of a raid on a tower
Picture of a Border Reiver with description of clothes and weapons
Booklet of the Tarset Bastle Trail
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Loans Boxes for Educational purposes – Special Free Offer

These are on special offer from 1 January – 31 December 2022 (with grateful thanks to grant funding from the Children’s Trust and St Hilda’s Trust). All loans boxes for the purposes of education are available to borrow free of charge for a maximum period of two weeks by schools, childminders, regularly home schooled pupils and young people’s groups until 31 December 2022. Any one user or institution may borrow a maximum of 2 boxes at the same time.

Loans Boxes for any other (non-educational) purpose cost £15 inc. VAT for each two week period of hire Extended periods of hire may be agreed with Bailiffgate for an additional charge (please telephone on 01665 605847)

How to Book

Free and paid for loans boxes are booked online (if you have any questions, please telephone on 01665 605847)·

  • Click on the calendar below to check the dates you want are available and reserve your two week period from Saturday to Saturday (please note if you exceed the 14 days it will not allow you to book)· Click on the ‘Sponsored or Not’ drop down to confirm whether you qualify for the free loans box or whether you need to pay the fee
  • Click on Book Now to complete your booking
  • Complete relevant details and Proceed to Checkout

Please note: All bookings run from Saturday to Saturday and users must collect and deliver the loans boxes back to Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery (open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm). Loans Boxes and any additional items not contained in the loans box must be returned by at least the stated return date. You may return them early but note we are not open on Mondays.  See our Terms and Conditions (and please ensure you read paragraph 12 which details terms and conditions for Loans Boxes).

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