Shop local in Newcastleton


The now peaceful and unspoilt countryside of Newcastleton, or Copshaw Holm to the locals, belies a turbulent history of inter-family feud and international warfare.  Explore both at the Liddesdale Heritage Centre & Musuem, and by walking the Reiver Trails or in The Footsteps  of the Reivers walking festival.  Once guardhouse to the bloodiest valley in Britain, the might and malice Hermitage Castle awes us now as ever it did the lawless Border Reiver 500 years ago.

Newcastleton hosts a traditional music festival annually and is thought to be one of the longest continuously running music festivals in Scotland, running since 1969. In 2014, the event is running from the 4-6th July.

Newcastleton is home to the second of the two 7stanes trails in the Borders, offering some of the best mountain biking in Scotland.

Population (2011) - 768 

Shopping Delights Await

Kelso farmers market

Whether you are searching for the finest food, unique fashion or quality crafts - you will be spoilt for choice and find excellent value for money, with a genuine warm welcome and helpful, friendly advice.


Find out more about some of the specialist retailers in the region by following the links below:

Arts and crafts
Food and drink
Garden Centres


Click on Shop Local to get a flavour of the treats that lie in store for you when visiting each of the Borders towns.