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Scottish Borders: Use Services

You can help to reduce waste by making use of the wide range of services that are available. Select the options below to find out about buying gift vouchers and experiences instead of presents, or to find out how you can hire a wide range of household items.



Gift Vouchers & Experiences

‘Low’ or ‘no’ waste presents such as the gift vouchers or gift experiences suggested below can be good alternatives to large, packaged presents.

Health & Beauty Salons

Hair Design

85 High St, Innerleithen, Peebleshire, EH44 6HD
Tel: 01896 831 394

Sell gift vouchers.

The Hair & Beauty Port

7a Market Place, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, TD14 5HE
Tel: 01890 750 505

Sell gift vouchers.

Roxburghe Health & Beauty Suite

Roxburgh Hotel, Heiton, Kelso, TD5 8JZ
Tel: 01573 450 714

Sell gift vouchers.

The Wynd Health & Beauty Salon

3 Oven Wynd, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7HS
Tel: 01573 228 833

Sell gift vouchers.


7 Drumlanrig Square, Hawick,
Roxburghshire, TD9 0AS
Tel: 01450 377 577

Sell gift vouchers.

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Days Out

Drumlanrig Castle

Tower Knowe, Hawick, TD9 9EN
Tel: 01450 377615  


Lochcarron of Scotland Cashmere and Wool Centre

Waverly Mill, Huddersfield Street, Gallashiels, TD1 3BA
Tel: 01896 752091  


Teviot Watergarden Aquatic Landscape

Kirkbank House, Kelso, TD5 8LE
Tel: 01835 850 253  



Abbotsford, Melrose, TD6 8BQ,
Tel: 01896 752043  


Halliwell's House Museum and Robson Gallery

Market Placet, Selkirk, TD7 4BL
Tel: 01750 20096  



Cinema Tickets

Pavilion Cinema

Market Street, Market Street, TD1 3AF
Tel: 01896 758154


Roxy Cinema

Horsemarket, Kelso, TD5 7AE
Tel: 01573 224609


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Theatre Tickets

The Wynd Theatre

7 The Wynd, Buccleuch St, Melrose, TD6 9LD
Tel: 01896 820028


Theatre Tokens

Tel: 020 7240 8800

Can be used at theatres across Scotland.


Music or Book Vouchers


25 Channel St, Galashiels, TD1 1BJ
Tel: 01896 752437



46 High St, Hawick, TD9 9EE
Tel: 01450 372061


Book Room @ William J Whitie

71-73 High Street, Peebles, EH45 8AN
Tel: 01721 720169


McGregor Books

12 Bridge Street, Kelso, TD5 7JD
Tel: 01573 225309


George C Grieve Ltd

1 Church Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1EG
Tel: 01289 306051


Talisman Books

Talisman Books, Melrose, TD6 9PQ
Tel: 01896 822196


Bridge Street Bookshop

41 Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1ES
Tel: 01289 304986


National Book Tokens

Database of bookshops that sell book tokens.

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Hire Shops

In many instances hiring items such as videos, tools, glasses, clothes or books makes more sense than buying brand new, and can help to reduce waste.

Cycle Hire

Mr Christopher Rainbow

8 Timpendean Cottages, Jedburgh, TD8 6SS
Tel: 01835 830326


The Hub

Glentress Forest, Innerleithen Road, EH45 8NB
Tel: 01721 721736



Video/DVD Hire

Blockbuster Entertainment

UUnit 3, 14 Bank Street , Galashiels, TD1 1EN
Tel: 01896 757275


Film Fun Video

5 Chapel Street, Innerleithen, EH44 6HN
Tel: 01896 830465


Global Video

48 High Street, Hawick, TD9 9EE
Tel: 01450 376755


Global Video

84 Channel Street, Galashiels, TD1 1BD
Tel: 01896 759031


Movie Magic

21 Roxburgh Street, Kelso, TD5 7DN
Tel: 01573 228228


Video Drive-In

72 High St, Hawick, TD9 9HR
Tel: 01450 376999


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Clothes Hire

Kilt Shop Galashiels

65 High Street, Galashiels, TD1 1RZ
Tel: 01896 757875




Kelso Library

Bowmont St, Kelso, TD5 7JH
Tel: 01573 223171


Innerleithen Library

1 Buccleuch St, Innerleithen, EH44 6LA
Tel: 01896 830789


Selkirk Library

Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, TD7 4LE
Tel: 01750 20267


Jedburgh Library

15 Castlegate, Jedburgh, TD8 6AS
Tel: 01835 863592


Galashiels Library

Lawyers Brae, Galashiels, TD1 3JQ
Tel: 01896 752512


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