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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All photography and design

Lance at Studio33 in Thornhill


Nails, screws, nuts and bolts, hooks etc.

If you take a closer look at this picture of old and new from the shop, it should give you an idea of what Hillhouse and Hunter is all about.

Just behind the counter there are many boxes of screws, nails, nuts, bolts, washers, hooks and eyes, tin tacks, panel pins, drawing pins and many other kinds of fixings and fastenings - far too many to show in one picture.

The question we get asked every day is "Do you have a...?" In most cases, the answer is "Yes."

Even if you only want one screw, we are happy to sell it to you...with no postage costs to pay, just a friendly welcome over the counter in the shop.

Around the counter you will see that nails and screws are only a small part of what we sell. If you prefer not to use nails, yes, we do also sell 'No More Nails'.

In case you would like to know, we no longer sell fishing tackle, but some curiosities from earlier days are still to be found in the shop. The 'history' page will give you a glimpse into the past.

Surprisingly, if you want to lead a bull into the show ring, we could sell you two types of bull-hook - take a close look at this picture.

And if you need an old Imperial size of screw or bolt, all you have to do is ask.