A baker’s dozen in Melrose

A baker’s dozen in Melrose

We are rightly proud of our superb independent shops in Melrose and this is the time of year when we start to think about changing seasons and treating ourselves to something nice.

A Sunday Herald article illustrates the point perfectly:

‘Melrose boasts the kind of high street every town should have. Independent butchers, delis and craft shops; a greengrocer’s and a bakery; a book shop and a classy booze store. Bars, hotels, cafes and bistros. The only chain here is a Boots, its generic sameness at odds with the rest of the town. The chalkboards and handwritten labels contain phrases such as “locally sourced” and “locally made”. The greengrocers has a bucket of carrots for you to feed the horses’.

Here is a baker’s dozen of our own personal favourites!

Martin Baird’s – Quality Butcher’s

Artizan – Jewellers and Goldsmiths

Henderson’s of Melrose – Garden and home store

Michael Vee – Interior Design

Sarah Thomson – Ladies fashions

Butterfly – Gifts

Crafters – Borders artists and designers

Masons – Book shop

Abbey Wines – with 150 malt whisky’s!

McPherson’s – Independent estate agents

Country Kitchen Deli

Williamson’s Fruit and Vegetables

The Gallery Melrose



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