Opening times

Mon-Wed and Fridays - 8.30-12.30 and 1.30-5.30

Saturdays - 9.00-12.30 and 1.30-5.00

We are closed on Thursdays.

Please check opening times during public holidays.

We serve our customers the traditional way, over the counter in the shop.

Many more items are in the shop.

We are happy to order other things for you, with no carriage charge.

We deliver Calor Gas locally.

Tel: 01848 330267

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The shop is in the centre of Thornhill, on the main A76 road north of Dumfries, with ample parking nearby.

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Hillhouse and Hunter shop in the sixtiesshop in the sixties
Eclipse hacksaws

History of the shop

Hillhouse and Hunter was established in 1929. An ironmonger's business traded in these premises before 1929 and prior to moving here, operated across the road at 125 Drumlanrig Street, where the Co-op is now situated.

How things have changed

This faded and blurred photo, originally in colour, is from the Sixties, showing that the shop has kept its character through recent decades.

Today the shop is still run by the Hillhouse family. There have been many changes in the variety of goods stocked due to changes in agriculture, mechanisation and modernisation.

We try to cater for a wide variety of needs in the home and garden etc..

In the past we sold gun ammunition, fishing tackle, spectacles and watches. Even though we no longer sell these, customers find that we have an astonishing range of useful items, including some which are very hard to find.

The photos on this website give a glimpse of the range of things which we sell, but many more items are on the shelves. We offer personal over-the-counter service and if we can't find what you are looking for, we are pleased to order in any items which are available from our suppliers, without charging for carriage.