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Robert Smail's Printing Works

Robert Smail's Printing Works Review

Try your hand at printing the way it used to be done: painstakingly setting each letter by hand. This print shop, founded more than a century ago to produce materials for nearby factories, boat tickets, theater posters, and the local newspaper, Robert Small's is still a working printshop as well as a museum. Two great waterwheels once powered the presses, and they are still running. The guided tour, which includes making your own bookmark, takes 90 minutes.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 7–9 High St., Innerleithen, EH44 6HA | Map It
  • Phone: 01896/830206
  • Cost: £6.50
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., Thurs.–Mon. noon–5, Sun. 1–5; last admission at 4:15
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  • Location: Innerleithen
Updated: 10-08-2013

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