Local producers and retailers provide unique shopping

In many towns throughout the Scottish Borders, high streets are a vibrant mix of independent specialists and boutiques. Bakers carrying on the tradition of the Selkirk Bannock, butchers winning plaudits for their haggis recipes, confectioners satisfying the Scottish sweet tooth for Soor Plooms and Hawick Balls, each add to the pleasure of shopping here.

Of particular note is the Royal Burgh of Peebles, a former winner of the 'Top Independent Retailing Town in Scotland' award for its top quality range of individual shops. 

However, each town offers a unique retail experience which will ensure you don’t leave for home without a good buy from the Borders.

Bank Street, Galashiels

Local arts and crafts

When planning your day, make sure you factor time to stop by at some of the many galleries and studios located around the region where you can buy locally made arts and crafts.

Coldstream Gallery 

Crafters, The

EPTAS Arts

Flat Cat Gallery and Coffee Shop

Gallery in the Alley

Number four gallery

Real Wood Studios Ltd

Smokehouse Gallery, The

The hardest part will be deciding – from jewellery and painting to, ceramics and glass, local wood and textiles.