Loans Box – Border Reivers


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
View the full Loans Box range 


Loans Boxes for Educational purposes


Our Loans Box service is again free of charge to schools and home educators. A small charge of £15 per box for up to two weeks is made for care homes and all other individuals and organisations wishing to use this service.

Any one user or institution may borrow a maximum of 2 boxes at the same time. Extended periods of hire may be agreed with Bailiffgate for an additional charge (please telephone on 01665 605847)

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 the museum office on 01665 605847)·

  • Please contact the office by telephone during working hours or by email to  to check the dates you want to loan this box are available.
  • When you have agreed a satisfactory period, then select whether you are a sponsored or not and click on Add to Basket to process your booking, stating the period you want to borrow the box for in the Order Notes on the Checkout page.

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, Sundays 11am-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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