Charity ‘car boot sale’ at Dalkeith Palace

SCOTS are being given the chance to bag a tiny bit of the aristocratic Downton Abbey lifestyle for themselves thanks to a stately home “car boot sale” next month.

Claire Pomphrey of Elizabeth Finn Care, stallholder Lucy Wood and organiser Tamara Whitson show off their wares. Picture: Greg Macvean
Claire Pomphrey of Elizabeth Finn Care, stallholder Lucy Wood and organiser Tamara Whitson show off their wares. Picture: Greg Macvean

Antique furniture, vintage clothing from top hats to ball gowns, pictures, linen, books and an eclectic range of collectables, toys and curios are going on sale in the grounds of Dalkeith Palace, outside ­Edinburgh.

The upmarket jamboree is the result of more than 60 owners of castles, stately homes and large houses across Scotland joining forces to clear unwanted “knick-knacks” cluttering up their attics and basements.