We’ve a number of shops in the town that can provide that perfect gift. Why not take a walk along the High Street to the Market Place and take a look at the dress jewellery, our crystals and books; or perhaps our home furnishings and “Shabby Chic”! If flowers are more appropriate then our florist will be happy to help.
Local and traditional craftspeople work to produce fine goods and gifts. Amongst others mills you can pop along to Lochcarron Visitor Centre and Andrew Elliot. We also have three glassmakers: Twist Glass and Holmes Glass can be found at Selkirk Riverside; Lindean Mill Glass is slightly out of town, further along the River Ettrick. Our local furniture maker, Rob Elliot, works only in elm with trees that have died naturally, and crafts along side Sue Elliot who works with silks and velvets. Both can be found in the workshop on the Riverside Road.
Do try some of the local specialities such as Selkirk Bannock, or our wonderful organic meats and game, and don’t forget about our great Border lamb. You can also find that a local artisan gin from Selkirk Distillers or one of many Border’s craft beers might be a great accompaniment to your meal! Why not explore some of our great food suppliers by following one of our food trails. Don’t forget to take a taste of the Borders home with you to remind you of your visit.
If you are self-catering why not stock up by popping into some of our shops offering wonderful local produce at the bakers, butchers, or the greengrocer shop – plenty of our produce is grown locally. There are also supermarkets for all the essentials, and if you don’t want to cook there are takeaways so you can spend even more time relaxing.