Castle saved by 'quick actions' (Scotland)





Staff at an 18th Century Scottish castle have been praised for saving it from widespread damage in a fire.

The alarm was raised at 0730 BST at Floors Castle near Kelso after the blaze began near a freezer and spread behind lath and plaster walls.

Roxburghe Estates manager Roddy Jackson said the "quick actions" of staff had limited the damage to one room.

It meant the castle - the family home of the Duke of Roxburghe - was able to open to the public as usual.

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