Shopping & Services

We have a fantastic range of independent retailers in the Scottish Borders, from designer boutiques and textiles, to gourmet butchers and delis, specialist bookshops, chocolatiers, gifts, goodies and treasures for the home – and all run by business owners who are passionate about what they do.

Melrose is a great place to track down the perfect present, with its small, pretty high street full of quality shops and quirky finds. We like to think we’re the Covent Garden of the Borders!

Browse Borders shops below for a taste of what’s on offer.

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Antique Shops

If you are looking for something special for your home or a gift for a partner or friend that has age and character to it, then don't forget to put these shops on your list of where to visit. Read More

Art Shops & Galleries

Born from strong traditions, creativity is at the very heart of the Scottish Borders. The scenic views offered by the rolling hills, valleys, forests, seashores and rivers in the region, provides the inspiration for many creative people who have made their home in this idyllic place. This proud heritage and tranquil ambience... Read More


If you are looking to treat yourself to a pampering session then check out the treatment rooms in and around Melrose. From facials, to massages, body treatments and spray tans you are sure to look good and feel great. Read More


Whether you are young or old, we all love to read a good book. Next time you are out and about why not treat yourself to one of the latest novels or alternatively choose a book of a passion or interest that you have. Read More

Business Services

There are some experienced B2B businesses that work in the Scottish Borders that can help you with your company's aims and objectives. Be sure to check out the companies in this section that can offer help and assistance with every aspect of your business. All the B2B Businesses detailed on Melrose Living can supply professional references. Read More

Craft Shops

If you’re interested in drawing, painting, craft making, sewing, knitting and making beautiful things, you’ll love our craft and fabric suppliers! Read More


As a textile region, the Scottish Borders has an eye for fashion, and Melrose is particularly well supplied with designer boutiques and shoe and accessory outlets. Read More

Food & Drink

If you enjoy fine food shopping, you’ll find plenty to whet your appetite in Melrose Living. Read More


Looking for the perfect present for a friend, someone special, partner or child? There is a great selection of gift shops in and around Melrose. Browse our favourite gift and craft shops. Don't forget if you're looking for something different for an adult then why not pop into one of the antique shops. Check out the shops under the antiques section. Read More

Hairdressers & Barbers

Want to look fabulous? Our favourite hair stylists, salons and barbers have that special touch. Read More

Health, Fitness & Gyms

We are all told that a balanced diet and keeping fit are all part of a healthy lifestyle. This section of Melrose Living is not just about companies and groups that can help us keep fit, it is also about companies that can help us look after our bodies such as a good chiropractor. Read More

Home & Garden

Visit the Melrose Living shopping showcase below for lovely finds for your home and garden. Read More

Motoring & Garages

The Scottish Borders attracts lots of prestigious motoring events, including the Jim Clark Rally, Bikefest, and vintage rallies – and we have plenty of great garages offering top-notch service! Read More

Pets Shops & Services

Pet pampering, dog walking or veterinary advice – look after your animals with pet and vet services in the Scottish Borders. Read More

Photography & Photographers

Weddings, landscapes, portraits, commercial photography… create lasting memories with the perfect professional image. Read More

Sports Shops

Running, cycling, triathons… as well as traditional rugby and football, the Scottish Borders has lot of athletes and sports clubs. Check out our favourite sportswear suppliers! Read More

Storage Services

Looking for affordable storage services in the Scottish Borders? See our recommendations for long and short-term storage solutions in the local area. Read More

Wedding & Event Services

If you are organising an outdoor wedding, party or event then check out the companies that can help you deliver the event you are planning. For couples getting married then the Scottish Borders is one of the country’s most picturesque wedding locations. Full of breath-taking scenery and historic properties for stunning backgrounds. Read More