The tide is turning in Peebles High Street as business announces expansion plans

A home interiors store in Peebles is on the move this month as part of exciting expansion plans.
Time and Tide manager, Donna Morgan. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)Time and Tide manager, Donna Morgan. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
Time and Tide manager, Donna Morgan. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)

Time and Tide has taken on larger premises at 88 High Street, formerly the Breeze art gallery, and is set to open up before the end of this month.

Soon after the switch the current outlet at 22 High Street will close its doors.

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Store manager Donna Morgan is excited at the move and at the reception the business had received from townsfolk since emerging from lockdown.

She said: “It’s a beautiful old building that was formerly a bank and I think it will lend its presence to us and vice versa. It will be a nice partnership.

"We put a Christmas pop-up shop in there in November and December and we’re moving in mid to late May with the signage going up in the next week or so.

"We are keeping the existing shop on for a time before closing it and moving fully into the new premises.

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“We’ll still operate seven days a week, all year round, and our product lines will be lot bigger, with a lot more space for furniture and to display new lines.”

Donna added: “Of course it has been a challenging period but I would say the people of Peebles have been very supportive and we have a very loyal base of customers here. The general feeling is that they have waited to support the store when it opens and that is very encouraging. Since we reopened we have been very busy, all the Time and Tide stores have. You can feel the very positive vibe in Peebles High Street now. People are still being respectful and mindful of the rules but thy are coming out and supporting the businesses.”