Selkirk Riverside has seen many changes over the years, from the huge woollen industry to the electronic era.
However those days are gone now, and the bottom end of the town is a place where many smaller businesses thrive from end to end, including the world famous Lochcarron of Scotland to some of the niche little shops including the new Holmes Glass business.
And now after receiving a grant from Selkirk Common Good Fund, a group of enterprising business members are seeking to produce leaflets outlining all the retail shops that can be found down by the Ettrick Water.
“We were aware that the Market Place and the High Street in Selkirk were on the up and we wanted Tourists and locals alike to be aware that the Riverside too has much to offer” said a spokesman for the small group set up to promote Selkirk Riverside. ” We contacted Selkirk BIDs who were keen for us to work in conjunction with them, to link the town with the Riverside.”
The £400 grant will go towards producing a double sided leaflet showing and listing the majority of shops that are open for business with a map showing their locations. It is hoped that these will be distributed amongst the businesses in the High Street in Selkirk.
“Selkirk is more than just the Market Place” added the Riverside group spokesman “And with the introduction of this helpful leaflet, we can maybe get people visiting down here to see that Selkirk Riverside has a lot to offer, along with great walks along the waterside”
If any businesses are keen to be included in this leaflet, which is still on the drawing table, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your details. All free of charge.