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Robert Smail's Printing Works

7/9 High Street
Scottish Borders
EH44 6HA

Step back in time at this completely restored printing works and see how printing was done at the beginning of the 20th Century.

The buildings contain an office, paper store with reconstructed water-wheel, composing and press rooms.

Visitors can discover the secrets of the printing works from archive based posters, by watching the printer at work and by trying typesetting by hand.

Many historic items and photographs on display also give a fascinating insight into this small Borders town.

Additional Information:

  • Shop
  • Publications
  • Disabled access to shop and office

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Map of Robert Smail's Printing Works


30 miles south of Edinburgh
Bus: No 62 from Edinburgh and Peebles.

Robert Smail's Printing Works Postcode for SatNav: EH44 6HA


+44 (0)8444 932 559

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