Shop local in Melrose


The Eildon Hills are the most distinctive single landmark in the Scottish Borders.  The iconic triple peaks were once a volcano, an iron age fort, and a Roman signal station for the nearby camp Trimontium, 'Place of the Three Hills'.At the Eildons' feet in the valley of the River Tweed lies Melrose, birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens in 1883.  The game spread worldwide, and today the Rugby Sevens World Cup trophy is called the Melrose Cup in recognition.

Melrose also boasts The Wynd Theatre, Harmony House, and the annual Borders Book Festival. 

The area around Melrose has been inhabited for thousands of years.  Melrose's 12th century abbey, once the richest in Scotland, is the burial place of a casked reputedly carrying the heart of King Robert the Bruce.  The 68 mile walk and cycle route, the Borders Abbey Way, links the four great ruined Borders Abbeys in Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose and Dryburgh.  Melrose is also the start of St Cuthbert's Way, a 62 mile walk to Holy Island.

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.