The Borders and the Southwest Sights

Robert Smail's Printing Works

  • 7–9 High St. Map It
  • Innerleithen

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

7–9 High St., Innerleithen, The Scottish Borders, EH44 6HA, Scotland

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Phone:

01896-830206

Sight Details:

  • £6.50
  • Apr.–Oct., Thurs.–Mon. noon–5, Sun. 1–5; last admission at 4:15

Published 07/22/2015

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