End of an era for Peebles shoe shop

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Peebles footwear specialists Young & Co has been put up for sale.

For more than 125 years there has been a history of continuous trading from the same premises at the town’s 13 Eastgate.

The sale is triggered by the up-and-coming retirement of the current owners, who have successfully run the business for the last 16 years.

Walker Scott Ireland, chartered surveyors and property agents based in Peebles, have released details of the sale of Young & Co as a going concern, with the flexible option for buyers to purchase the business goodwill and heritable title, or lease the shop on full repairing and insuring terms.

Michael Ireland, of Walker Scott Ireland, said: “Young & Co is a Peebles institution, with a strong reputation for quality of service and attention to detail, especially for kids’ shoes, which attracts huge loyalty locally and pulls people in from much further afield.

“It is a wonderful opportunity for someone to take on a great business and continue with its success.

“Let’s face it, if it’s been in the same use for so long, it must be the right business in the right place.”