We’ve a number of shops in the town that can provide a perfect gift. Take a walk along the High Street to the Market Place and in the process discover dress jewellery, crystals and books, or perhaps our home furnishings and Shabby Chic. If flowers are more appropriate then our florist in West Port, west of the Market Place, will be happy to help.
Local and traditional craftspeople work to produce fine goods and gifts, including mills that encourage visitors, such as Lochcarron Visitor Centre and Andrew Elliot. We also have three glassmakers: Twist Glass and Holmes Glass can be found at Selkirk Riverside, while Lindean Mill Glass is slightly out of town, further along the River Ettrick / the A7. Our local furniture maker Rob Elliot works only in elm with trees that have died naturally, and crafts alongside 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 Borders craft beers might be a great accompaniment to your meal. 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. You can find local produce at Cameron’s bakers, Waters butchers, or Down To Earth for fruit and vegetables, with much our produce grown locally. There are also supermarkets for essentials, and if you don’t want to cook, there are takeaways so you can spend even more time relaxing.