Monday, August 23, 2010
The first town on the A68 you enter after crossing the Border from England. Its an OK town, there has been some problems with racial violence that worry me (an Indian restauranter attacked). The only good shops are the butcher (good pies), the gent outfitters (people come from a wide area to this excellent shop which carries a wide range of gents and ladies outfits), and the ironmongers. Fish and chips awful (we actually threw it away, both places), not a lot to see other than the Abbey and town goal (the old castle). Has very good tourist oriented woollen and Scottish goods shops on the Northern outskirts that attract a lot of coaches and visitors.