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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history nails and screws etc locks, handles, hinges etc tape measures etc stanley tools tools adhesives painting and decorating wood and metal finishing brushes and mops etc cleaning products cooking baking bakeware crockery, glassware cutlery sundries batteries clocks clocks flower seeds fruit and vegetable seeds gardening tools flower seeds

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

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Lance at Studio33 in Thornhill


What do we sell?

Walking into the Hillhouse and Hunter shop in Thornhill is like a step back in time. Helpful over-the-counter service and an astonishing variety of items give the shop its traditional character.

Running through the alphabet gives you an idea of the variety of things on sale in the shop:-

axes and alarm-clocks - bread-boards and bull-hooks - car cleaning cloths and cooking pots - dog collars and drills - egg whisks and edging trimmers - floor paint and firelighters - garden twine and gas (Calor as well as for camping stoves and blow-torches) - hacksaws and Hammerite - ice-cube trays and ironing tables - Jeyes Fluid and jigsaw blades - kitchen knives and kitchen scales - lobelia seeds and lump hammers - marigold seeds and Marigold gloves - nails and nasturtiums - oven gloves and oven thermometers - pie dishes and padlocks - quiche tins and quick-drying varnish - rolling pins and runner beans - spirit levels and sandpaper - tongs and tile-cement - undercoat and UHU glue - vegetable seeds and Verbascum - wallpaper paste and wallflowers - yellow tomatoes and yellow enamel paint - zinc-plated screws and zinnias.

X is a bit of a challenge - we don't sell xylophones!