Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Some Early Closing in Peebles in August

Aggh! Sometimes the fact that we're a family business can cause problems, particularly if there's a family event that needs everyone to attend. Can't think of the last time it's happened but unfortunately we've got two in August (the 10th and the 24th). As a result the Peebles store will be closed early on those Wednesdays. Half day closing is something we haven't done since the 1990's- so last century! We apologise for the incovenience- all our other hours remain unaltered.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

From the Forest to la ForĂȘt

Some of us are lucky enough to be swapping the forests of the Tweed Valley for a climbing trip in la forĂȘt de Fontainebleau next week which is leaving everybody else a bit stretched. To help out, we are reducing the opening hours in the Peebles store a little between 10th-17th October. Details are on the poster below

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Harrogate Store says SueMe®

SueMe® design and produce responsibly sourced sportswear and our Harrogate store is pleased to introduce their range with the Mens Tree Trunks and Ladies Beech Shorties (both £16). Manufactured from a supersoft Modal that's produced from Beech tree pulp they are fast drying and naturally antibacterial.
Made with a 210g knit with double gusset to balance fit and comfort with durability. 5% Lycra adds support and helps retain shape and fit, day after day, wash after wash. Seams are placed out of the way of rubbing or chaffing points. The care label is printed using water based inks. A mixture of flat and overlock stitching for comfort and
longevity combined with a scalloped edge knitted elasticated waistband with a soft brushed back make SueMe® Beech Shorties and Tree Trunks incredibly comfortable. The SueMe® slogan is knitted in a contrasting colour into the waistband. Easy to machine or hand wash and packaged in a box manufactured from recycled board which is printed using vegetable inks, the box also contains 3 beech tree seeds as part of SueMe®'s offset yourself program.
What goes around comes around®

Friday, 19 June 2015

Peebles Store CLOSED Saturday 20th June for Beltane Festival

It's that time of year again..... the flags are up and the townspeople are out enjoying the Beltane Festival. In common with many businesses in Peebles we'll be closed on Saturday 20th June. Here's hoping that the weather improves a bit and that the sun shines on this year's Beltane Queen Emma Latto

Friday, 22 May 2015

Store opening hours over Bank Holiday Weekend

For one day only our Peebles store will close early. On Saturday 23rd May we will be shut at 3:30pm with opening hours resuming as normal on Monday 25th May.  Meanwhile our Harrogate staff will be taking the opportunity of the Spring Bank Holiday to get out and about themselves and consequently the store there will be closed on Monday 25th May. Here's hoping for some decent weather and hoping that you all have time to enjoy some outdoor adventures too.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Peebles Outdoor Film Festival 13th-15th February

Peebles Outdoor Film Festival started last night with a quartet of short films and a talk and film by cyclist Rob Jarman. The festival continues all weekend with events on Saturday and Sunday and tickets are still available at www.eastgatearts.com. You can view the full programme here. With such a wide range of events there's bound to be something to interest every outdoor enthusiast.
We're working today and sorry to be missing the talks by Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team, Borders doctor Andrew Murray and this evening's cycling themed films. But we are looking forward to heading down tomorrow to hear global adventurer Alastair Humphreys talk about the inspiration behind his Microadventures and hoping to be inspired for some adventures of our own. Sender Films' Valley Uprising is also on our must-see list. It's been picking up awards at film festivals all over the world (including Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival last weekend) and its exploration of the development of climbing in Yosemite could hardly be more topical with the recent exploits of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson on the Dawn Wall breaking through in to the mainstream media.

The evening is rounded off by Lukasz Warzecha introducing his own films on a diverse group of Wild Women including trail runner Sarah Ridgway, mountain biker Hannah Barnes, wingsuit flyer Ellen Brennan and para-athlete Karen Darke.
Living in Peebles, it's fantastic to know we can enjoy such high-quality films and talks right on our doorstep. If you're in town this weekend too we hope we'll see you at some of them.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Business as Usual during Cuddy Bridge Closure

There are major roadworks in the centre of Peebles scheduled to begin on Monday 26th January and lasting for up to 4 weeks (though we've got everything crossed that they will be over and done within a shorter time period)
Click here to view the closure plan in more detail
The Cuddy Bridge will be shut to vehicles from the bottom of Elcho Street Brae to the mini-roundabout at the end of the High Street. We've been assured that pedestrian access will be available at all times.
If you are coming in to Peebles from Edinburgh, Galashiels or the south side of the river you will be able to reach either the East Station Car Park or Kingsmeadows Car Park by the normal routes but you can expect much heavier traffic at some of the junctions.

The fun starts if you are approaching the town from the west with a substantial diversion around the Old Town in place (marked in red on the map) We've been advised that access in to Greenside Car Park will be maintained from the foot of Elcho Street Brae but if you're here for a leisurely visit to the town we'd recommend using the Neidpath Road Car Park, which is on the left just as you enter the town, immediately after the school crossing. From there you can make your way through beautiful Hay Lodge Park and along the Tweed in to town without involving your car in the roadworks or diversions.
 © Copyright Jim Barton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
We will update our facebook page and twitter feed as the works progress. Remember it will still be possible to reach all the businesses in the Old Town while the work is ongoing.