Shop Local

The Borders is filled with wonderful shops, each with their own individual character, bursting with all you need with some great gift ideas…. and by shopping locally you’ll help boost the local economy.

Why not spend time with friends and family savouring local produce in restaurants, hotels and cafes; visit shops that specialise in local foods or make a trip to the regular farmers markets which are held in towns across the Borders.
The Scottish Borders is home to a host of specialist producers creating a wide variety of products and it’s all right here on your doorstep. There are many local sources of the highest quality food ranging from hand-made confectionery, traditional cheeses and real ale to organic poultry, wild game and the freshest fish.
Many artists, designers and craftspeople live and work in the Borders – what better way to give a unique present to friends and family (or as a treat for yourself!) than one that is made locally and not mass produced.

Fish and Fine Foods, Duns

Shopping Delights Await

Kelso farmers market

Whether you are searching for the finest food, unique fashion or quality crafts - you will be spoilt for choice and find excellent value for money, with a genuine warm welcome and helpful, friendly advice.


Find out more about some of the specialist retailers in the region by following the links below:

Arts and crafts
Food and drink
Garden Centres


Click on Shop Local to get a flavour of the treats that lie in store for you when visiting each of the Borders towns.