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


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

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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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