Local Information

Oldhamstocks is a small, very quiet village up in the hills. But we are only a few miles from some really good facilities and services. You'll definitely need a car (or be a very keen cyclist!) whilst you are staying here in order to reach any of these places for shopping and so forth.

Of course, in the case of real emergencies, we can always help you out.

Local villages and towns

  • Place: Cockburnspath
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Map: Click here for a map
  • Facilities: Well-stocked village shop and Post Office
  • Shop open: Monday - Saturday 7.30am to 6pm. Sunday 8.30 to 1pm.
  • Post Office open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 12 noon, 1pm to 3pm; Thursday 9am to 12 noon; Saturday 9am to 12 noon
  • Telephone: + 44 (0)1368 830373
  • Place: Dunbar
  • Distance: 6 miles
  • Map: Click here for a map
  • Facilities: Co-operative (supermarket), Somerfield's (supermarket), public library, police station, doctor's surgery, a small cottage hospital, vet, pet shop, pharmacy / chemist, delicatessen, surfing shops, a great fruit and vegetable shop selling local produce (the Crunchy Carrot), and fresh fishmonger.
  • Open: generally Monday - Saturday 9am to 5pm; petrol station 7am to 9pm. Sunday - only supermarkets 9am to 4pm; petrol station 9am to 9pm. There is early closing on a Wednesday, although about 60% of the shops remain open.
  • Place: East Linton
  • Distance: 13 miles
  • Map: Click here for a map
  • Facilities: Well-stocked mini supermarket and Post Office, a working farm selling all manner of fresh local produce (Knowes Farm Shop), a fine pub (The Drovers Inn - meals available) and a fabulous butcher (Anderson's), reputedly the best in East Lothian. Now by-passed by the A1, East Linton is a small market town still demonstrating all the best traditions of what life used to be like around here.
  • Open: generally Monday - Saturday 9am to 5pm. Sunday - mini supermarket only (reduced hours).
  • Place: Duns
  • Distance: 15 miles
  • Map: Click here for a map
  • Facilities: A traditional, pleasant, quiet rural Borders market town with all the shops and facilities you'll need to survive. Petrol, Banks, bakers, butchers - yes. Nightclubs, Michelin starred restaurants, high fashion, café society - no!
  • Open: generally Monday - Saturday 9am to 5pm. Petrol station 7.30am to 6pm. Sunday - petrol station 10am to 4pm, baker and supermarket (reduced hours).
  • Place: Haddington
  • Distance: 18 miles
  • Map: Click here for a map
  • Facilities: This is the County Town of East Lothian and is the main local centre for all shopping and most other facilities. If there's anything you need that, for some reason, you can't find in Haddington, then Edinburgh is your next stop (a further 20 minutes). The main draw is the full scale Tesco's supermarket, which sells pretty much everything in the food and drink department. In addition, the high street has all the other usual trades (Petrol, Banks, doctors (and a small hospital), saddlers, bicycles, outdoor and walking clothes etc).
  • Open: generally Monday - Saturday 9am to 5pm; Tesco - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8am to 8pm; Tesco - Thursday and Friday 8am to 9pm; Tesco - Saturday 8am to 7pm; Tesco - Sunday 9am to 6pm. Petrol station 8am to 6pm. Sunday - various small shops (reduced hours). Telephone: Tesco + 44 (0)1620 644400
  • Place: Berwick upon Tweed
  • Distance: 23 miles
  • Map: Click here for a map
  • Facilities: England's northernmost East coast outpost and frontier town, Berwick is substantially bigger than all the other places mentioned above. Berwick is the main local railway stop for reaching Oldhamstocks from the South (if your train doesn't stop at Dunbar, which many don't) and has the full range of shops and tourist information facilities that you'd expect from a principal regional capital. There is also a Morrisons supermarket (with petrol station, cash point etc) right on the A1, making this the perfect stocking-up spot if you're driving up to Oldhamstocks from the South.
  • Open: generally Monday - Saturday 9 to 5; Morrisons Monday - Wednesday 8.30am to 8pm; Morrisons Thursday - Friday 8.30am to 9pm; Morrisons Saturday 8am to 8pm; Morrisons Sunday 10am to 4pm. Petrol station Monday - Saturday 7am to 10pm; Sunday 9am to 6pm. Sunday - various shops open (reduced hours). Telephone: Morrisons + 44 (0)1289 302200

Tourist Information offices

  • Dunbar and North Berwick: + 44 (0)1620 829197
  • Berwick upon Tweed: + 44 (0)1289 330733

Doctor

  • Dunbar: + 44 (0)1368 863226
  • NHS Direct: + 44 (0)8454 242424

Dentist

  • Dunbar: + 44 (0)1368 862223 or 862381

Pharmacy / Chemist

  • Dunbar: + 44 (0)1368 863727 or 862305
  • Haddington: (Tesco) + 44 (0)1620 644400

Hospitals

  • Dunbar: + 44 (0)1368 862246 (Cottage Hospital), 6 miles
  • Haddington: + 44 (0)131 536 8300 (Roodlans Hospital), 18 miles
  • Edinburgh: + 44 (0)131 536 1000 (Royal Infirmary), 35 miles
  • Edinburgh: + 44 (0)131 668 4949 (Sick Kids' Hospital), 35 miles
  • Edinburgh: + 44 (0)131 537 1000 (Western General Hospital), 35 miles
  • Berwick upon Tweed: + 44 (0)1289 356600 (Berwick Infirmary), 23 miles
  • Melrose: + 44 (0)1896 826000 (Borders General Hospital), 39 miles

Garage mechanics

  • Cockburnspath Garage: + 44 (0)1368 830400
  • J & A Coachworks, Dunbar: + 44 (0)1368 863418
  • DM Conversions, Dunbar: + 44 (0)1368 862604

Pubs

  • Garvald Inn, Garvald: + 44 (0)1620 830311
  • The Drovers Inn, East Linton: + 44 (0)1620 860293
  • The Rocks Hotel, Dunbar: + 44 (0)1368 862287
  • The Craw Inn, Auchencraw: + 44 (0)18907 61253

Contact us: olivia@oldhamstockscottage.com