Shop local in Innerleithen


Renowned by mountain bikers for its fast and technical riding, Innerleithen's devilish Red Bull Black Run is a mecca for downhill enthusiasts.  Britain's Coast & Castles cycle route visits Innerleithen, either heading north through the Moorfoot Hills to Edinburgh or east past the Borders' heritage to Berwick-upon-Tweed. With the 7 Stanes Mountain Biking sites at Innerleithen and Glentress near Peebles, local bikers also have a choice of outlets in the town for all their biking needs.   After an exerting day out on the bike or on foot enjoying some of the amazing wildlife and magnificent scenery, stop off at Caldwells ice cream or one of the many caf├ęs for a well deserved treat!

Innerleithen is also home to Britain's oldest inhabited house, Traquair, which has been visited by more than 27 Kings and Queens. Traquair House has a wonderful maze in its gardens, and a brewery was active here when Mary Queen of Scots visited in 1566.  Today Traquair still brews its own distinctive ales: House, Jacobite and The Laird's Liquor.

Population (2011) - 3,031

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.