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Knitwear, crafted from yarn culled from local sheep, is the best buy in Peebles, and easily found as you stroll along High Street. General shopping hours are Monday to Saturday 10am to 5:30pm. On Sundays in July and August, some shops open from 10am to 5pm.

Three sprawling branches of Castle Warehouse, at 1 Greenside (tel. 01721/723-636), 7-13 Old Town (tel. 01721/720-348), and 29-31 Northgate (tel. 01721/720-814), sell gift items with a Scottish flavor as well as clothing, such as traditional Scottish garb and anything you might need for a fishing trip.

Caledonian Countrywear, Ltd., 74 High St. (tel. 01721/723-055), and Out & About, 2 Elcho St. Brae (tel. 01721/723-590), are sporting-goods stores with lots of durable clothing and hiking boots.

For Border handicrafts, such as pine-wood furniture, stoneware, and porcelain, go to Peebles Craft Centre, 9 Newby Court (tel. 01721/722-875), or to the Couchee Righ, 26 Northgate (tel. 01721/721-890).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.