Selkirk’s history in farming and textiles is reflected in its monthly Farmers’ Market and other events on the High Street, the triangle of streets around which is the basis for the popular ‘Ring o’ the Toun’ walk, which takes in, amongst other places, The Auld Kirk, the Pant Well and the Old Selkirk Prison.
The town extends down the hill to the Ettrick Water, beside which can be found leisure activities such as salmon jumping, rugby, cricket, cycling, and river walks, as well as other retail offerings such as glass ornaments, tweed clothing, and a traditional blacksmith.
In the other direction, Selkirk’s golf course attracts many keen golfers with its attractive course and many views across the hills.
Back on the High Street, there’s a host of opportunities to enjoy our braes, wynds and speciality shops, including a traditional baker, with home-made produce, (including the local favourite, the famous Selkirk Bannock), plus cafes, restaurants, book shops, and art galleries. You can have a picture framed, try the local gin, or even have a range of items restored or repaired via our very own version of The Repair Shop. For the full listings of local shops and services, please go to the ‘Shopping’ pages – you are assured of a friendly welcome whichever you choose.