SCOTS have been told to dust off their old treasures – as the Antiques Roadshow is heading to Aberdeenshire.
The popular Sunday evening programme will come to Balmoral, near Ballater, on Thursday 30 July.
Some of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors, who are invited to raid their attics and bring along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car boot bargains for inspection by the experts.
Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce said: “This will be my 8th year on the Antiques Roadshow and I still feel so lucky to be presenting the programme.
“Every week is different; a new location and thousands of new visitors. The only constant is the pleasure of the unexpected – we never know what will turn up, from the most fabulous Faberge to the most humble object with a riveting story.”
During the last series the Antiques Roadshow unearthed some amazing finds – a portrait by a renowned artist painted on a pillowcase in a POW camp, Star Wars memorabilia valued at £40,000 and a Chinese enamel box bought for 20p and worth over £10,000.
The doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm. Entry to the show is free and no pre-registration is required.
The Grounds, Gardens and Exhibitions will be open as usual and the normal admission charge will be waived on the day. Parking will be within the Estate on grass and there will be a parking charge of £5 per car. The car parks on the A93 will be closed for the day.
People with large or heavy items should email: [email protected] or write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR, as we may be able to help transport them to the venue.