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 Selkirk, producing high quality cashmere accessories. This winter we are 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.
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 soaps, including a Scot themed Rob Roy Whisky edition, from Scottish fine soaps.
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 some of our delicious local produce including Abbotsford’s very own honey, hand-made tablet from local producer Button Moon 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!