Robert Smail's Printing Works


Celebrating 150 years in 2016! Situated on the A72, 6 miles from Peebles, in the picturesque town of Innerleithen. The National Trust for Scotland owned printing works contain an office, piled high with ledgers, old newspapers and business records. A paper store with reconstructed water wheel, the Caseroom, with rack upon rack of founders type and the Machine room, with working machinery still used to produce small scale jobbing printing work today. Interpretation of the printing works is by guided tour, where you will hear about the family Smail and their business, see and, time permitting, try type setting by hand, and view the printers at work in the Machine room. Visit the original shop, stocking a range of high quality NTS goods and exclusive cards, stationery and calendars that are printed on site.


Contact Information

7/9 High Street
EH44 6HA
  01896 830206
  Visit the Robert Smail's Printing Works website

Useful Information

Disabled access : Most areas accessible to wheelchair users. Steep flight of stairs ascending to the Caseroom. We do not have visitor's toilets at Smails.
Opening Times : 25 March 2016 - 31st Ocotber 2016. Monday, Friday and Saturday 11am - 5pm and Sunday 1pm - 5pm.
Last Admission : shortened tour in operation after 4pm.
Admission Prices : Adult £6.50, child/concession £5, family (2 adults) £16.50, family (1 adult) £11.50. Admission free to members of The National Trust for Scotland and The National Trust. Membership cards must be shown.

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