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Here’s a piece of printing history right here on Innerleithen High Street. Get your hands inky at this living museum of a thriving printing firm in the Borders, whose premises were more or less unchanged for over a century. Try your hand at being a printer’s apprentice to learn the almost forgotten art of letterpress printing and typesetting.

Robert Smail’s Printing Works celebrates a vital part of our industrial heritage and social history by giving you a hands-on demonstration of how things were printed not so long ago.
The machinery is kept in good working order as it is still used today for a variety of commercial print jobs, including some of the Trust’s own literature.

Why not explore the Smail's archive? Visit our microsite and find out more at
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The printing works are still producing commercial work today

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Opening times

Robert Smail’s Printing Works:
3 April to 31 October
Thur-Mon 12-5 (Sun 1-5).

3 April to 31 October
Thur-Mon 12-5 (Sun 1-5);
7 Nov to 23 December
Mon,Thur and Fri 10-4, Sat 9-3

Tel. 0844 493 2259

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