We believe strongly in helping to keep the traditional textiles industry alive by supporting local independent mills. We are proud to be the local outlet for Sinclair Duncan, an independent mill situated in nearby Galahshiels, producing high quality cashmere accessories. Last winter we were delighted to announce the launch of Abbotsford’s exclusive 100% cashmere scarf, designed and woven by Sinclair Duncan. The scarf was inspired by Sir Walter Scott's famous Shepherd’s Plaid trousers, which can be viewed in the Visitor Centre’s exhibition. This year we are proud to launch another Abbotsford exclusive, this time a scarf designed by pupils from local highschool, Earlston High, a result of a colloboration between Sinclair Duncan, Developing Young Workforce Borders, Heriot Watt University and local secondary schools in the Borders.
We are also delighted to stock stylish Glen Appin weekend, overnight and shoulder tartan bags, hand-crafted Shepherd’s Plaid inspired pewter gifts from local family run business Wentworth Pewter, and luxurious organic soaps by, family-run business, Highland Soap Co.
Book lovers, or those recently inspired by their visit to the famous poet’s house, can also browse a range of our hand-selected novels including unique editions of Scott’s works, or purchase one of our Gingko Electrics’ book lights that won 2019 UK Gift of the Year Award. For younger readers why not check out our selection of children’s books from great bed time tales, such as Alasdair Hutton’s Mustard and Pepper picture book set in Abbotsford, to child editions of Scott’s famous novels such as Ivanhoe and Waverley.
For smaller memorable souvenirs you can also choose from a selection of Scott inspired postcards, magnets and home ware including our popular kitchen tea towels or take home one of Abbotsford's 2021 calendars! Alternatively, why not treat yourself to our delicious local produce including Abbotsford’s very own honey, oatcakes and biscuits by Dalgetty Bakery and a selection of fragrant loose-leaf teas from PekoeTea, blended in Edinburgh. There’s even a tea named after Scott’s historical romantic novel, Kenilworth! Don’t fret, we haven’t forgotten about gifts for your four-legged friends. We also stock a selection of Green and Wild’s delicious pet treats, cuddly toys and dog chews too!