Discover one of Scotland’s best and most independent shopping towns.
Just 3 miles from Cringletie, a visit to the lovely town of Peebles is not to be missed. With a huge range of high-quality independent shops, the town has some of the finest shopping in the whole in the country.
And there’s not a shopping mall in sight in Peebles, instead you will find a thriving, bustling High Street that is packed full of interesting shops selling the finest goods and offering good old fashioned customer service.
We are always proud to recommend our local shops to our guests, safe in the knowledge that they will be well looked after and that they will be able to source superb products and gifts to take home. Here are just a few of our favourites but there will definitely be more to follow in future articles!
Established in 1905, Rogerson Shoes is a destination shop which attracts visitors from near and far.
Rogerson’s sell an eclectic range of men’s and women’s shoe brands, many of which are unique to the business. The range encompasses the practical, stylish comfort of Ecco or Mephisto or the tradition of Gabor or Crockett & Jones. They specialise in a wide variety of European brands, stocking a vibrant and compelling choice of shoes, boots, sandals, slippers and bags. From Gore-Tex to vegetable tanned leathers, their selection is diverse. Ranging from fun, quirky, edgy and joyful designs, to sophisticated classics, to practical waterproof adventure shoes and boots for enjoying the hills.
Rogerson’s believe that good old-fashioned service comes first and foremost. You can trust their staff to fit your feet and needs with the very best shoes for you.
Located just off the High Street in the town’s Northgate, the highly popular Inis women’s fashion store stocks many well-known clothing labels, such as Avoca, French Connection, Masai, Noa Noa, Sandwich and White Stuff, just to name a few.
With shops in Peebles, Galashiels and Hawick, the Inis concept was born among the rolling hills and small towns of the Borders. It is this real sense of community which is at the heart of the Inis shops where customers have become friends, bringing an inspiring mix of fashion products from inspired international brands direct to the Borders. Inis has built up relationships with fashion brands which reflect its own ethos of good quality, and great styling, and draws on inspiration from natural surroundings.
Inis also stock footwear brands such as Ugg, Fly, and Hudson boots and top jewellery brands such as Pilgrim and Hot Diamonds. There's something for everyone.
Also situated in the Northgate of Peebles, the Moy Mackay gets her inspiration from the beautiful Tweed Valley, using merino fleece fibres in the same way that a painter uses brushstrokes.
A graduate from the renowned Glasgow School of Art, Moy Mackay continues to work and live in her native land. From her home in the Borders, she fuels her passion for colour and texture with an unceasing inspiration drawn from her surroundings in the beautiful Tweed Valley, using merino fleece fibres. The result is a ‘felt painting’ of extraordinary warmth and texture.
From the Moy Mackay Gallery in Peebles, she continues to exhibit not only her own work, but that of other artists from the Borders and further afield. The gallery is committed to exhibiting Scotland’s contemporary artists recognized for their artwork, including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, glass, wood, jewellery, cards, mugs and books. The perfect place to find that special gift or piece for your own home.
A real Peebles institution, ‘Forsyth’s’ as they are fondly known, is a family run butcher which has been serving Peebles since 1938.
Provenance is key for this quality butcher. Forsyth’s source all their beef exclusively from quality beef herds in the Borders of Scotland. Louise Forsyth selects and buys the best prime fat stock cattle on a weekly basis from St Boswells Auction Market. This means that the team can vouch for the quality and high animal welfare that their customers expect. Their lamb comes from the Manor Valley and other Scottish Borders farms, with pork from Hawick and other Scottish farms and game which is all locally supplied.
Specialties also include home cured bacon, haggis, white puddings, black puddings and of course their famous pies!
Forsyth’s Bakery, which is right next door to the butchers, specialises in delicious handmade bread, rolls, cakes, shortbread, gingerbread and Selkirk Bannocks.
Always busy, you will see why this quality butcher and baker is so popular with locals and visitors alike.
Ironmongers since 1891, the fourth and fifth generations of Scott Brothers are proud to still be supplying Peebles today.
This Aladdin’s cave of a shop offers “tools, appliances, power tools, key cutting, locks, kitchen ware, hardware, decorating, fixings, paint mixing, cleaning products, adhesives, plants, garden tools, garden products, seeds, electrical hardware, pest control, gas, paraffin, kindling, fire lighters” and much, much more besides!
A mainstay on Peebles High Street, you simply won’t miss Scott Brothers and the huge range of wares which are on display. Whilst you may not feel the need to stock up on hardware or supplies whilst you are on your break, we are delighted to shine a light on this, the most traditional of shops. Better than any big DIY store in our opinion.
A must do when in Peebles, is a visit to Scotland’s Chocolate Capital.
Cocoa Black has been visited by international chefs, celebrities, royals and blissed-out chocolate lovers from around the world, attracted to the gorgeous creations of UK World Chocolate Master Ruth Hinks.
Cocoa Black is leading the way in independent artisan retail. Housed in a beautiful building perched on the bridge by the River Tweed, you can enjoy some of the most delicious chocolate and patisserie in the world. From delicate macarons to exquisite cakes and petits fours, single origin bars and colourful confections, you’ll find bliss at the patisserie counter.
Treat yourself to an indulgent cup of hot chocolate perfection. Each delicious hot chocolate is freshly made to your order, in seven blissful flavours. In their gift range, you’ll find award-winning boxed chocolate collections and an array of other enticing chocolate delights.
Or you could even book a chocolate class, Cocoa Black is of course also home to the world-famous Chocolate & Pastry School, where professional chefs come to train with international star chocolatiers and ambitious home bakers learn chocolate craft skills beyond their wildest dreams.
One of the leading fine wine and whisky retailers in the UK. Villeneuve Wines currently list over 1000 wines from all around the world, over 100 Gins and over 150 malt whiskies.
Villeneuve Wines was formed in 1982 by Kenneth Vannan and Alister Rae. Based in the Eastgate of Peebles, the company started in retail sales but was soon inundated by hotels and restaurants wishing to buy their wines. The wholesale sector has continued to flourish and now includes clients from many of the UK’s best hotels and restaurants as well as other retailers. Villeneuve Wines prides itself on supplying the best value, finest quality wines at all price levels and has compiled a list of the best agencies from around the world.
Offering a range of wines and spirits that is sublime, knowledge that is second to none and friendly service, don’t miss a visit to Villeneuve Wines when you are in Peebles.
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