13 Best Places to Shop in The Borders and the Southwest, Scotland

Loch Arthur Farm Shop

Fodor's choice

Founded by Rudolf Steiner, the Camphill farm community is built on shared experience and joint work, and its shop and café are an expression of those values. Loch Arthur sells a cornucopia of vegetables grown on the farm and the bakery offers its own bread, cakes, and high-quality cheeses and cold meats. The café building itself has large windows opening directly on to the fields beyond; on a nice day, you can eat outside.

Abbey Mill

Take a break from sightseeing at Abbey Mill, where you'll find handwoven knitwear as well ashousemade jams and fudge. The wee tearoom is also popular.

Annay Rd., TD6 9LG, Slovakia


Although it's tiny, this fashion boutique seems to cram an enormous amount of imaginative clothing into a small space. Younger designers, especially Italian ones, have their work on sale here at very reasonable prices; everything is presented with enormous enthusiasm by the owner.

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For anything and everything Scottish, from kilts to dirks and jams to tablecloths and fine cashmere, look no further than Caledonia. You can also rent kilts here.

Galloway Crafts and Outback Yarns

In this glittery shop you can purchase mineral specimens, polished stone slices, and a range of Celtic- and Nordic-inspired jewelry, as well as craft materials of every kind. For fiber artists and sewers, it's a real find.

Galloway Lodge Preserves

This family-run shop sells marmalades, mustards, chutneys, jams, and jellies, all made in the village. You can also pick up some Scottish pottery and eat at the café.

Head to Toe

The shop stocks natural beauty products, handmade pine furniture, and handsome linens—from patchwork quilts to silk flowers.

Jedburgh Woollen Mill

The shelves at this shop burst with sweaters, kilts, tartan knitwear, and scarves. It's a good place to stock up on gifts.

Johnstons of Elgin

This shop specializes in fine cashmere and merino clothing.

Keith Walter

Among the many jewelers on High Street, Keith Walter is a master of gold and silver who makes his creations on the premises. He also stocks jewelry made by other local designers.

Old Bank Bookshop

Housed in the old Customs House and Bank dating from the 18th century, this fine secondhand bookshop has a cornucopia of books, from the antiquarian to the simply forgotten, in its five rooms.


At this stylish interiors shop on Castle Douglass main street, you can shop for a wide range of gifts, cards, and jewelry.

The Main Street Trading Company

This bookshop in the village of St. Boswells has a wide range of publications organized in well-defined thematic areas. The stock is impressive and the space lends itself to comfortable browsing. The café-bakery within the bookshop serves delicious home-cooked items that change daily.