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Why work in Peebles?

23 miles south of Edinburgh, Peebles is a Royal Burgh town with personality. It’s been voted the top independent retailing town in Scotland, which means the High Street is full of independent shops, bars and restaurants, not High Street chains. If you like arts and culture, there’s always something going on and if you are the outdoors type, there’s year-round options from mountain biking to climbs, walks and cycling.

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No doubt you'll have lots of questions about what it's like to live and work here, here's some of the must-know things. Just click on the question to see the answer.

Where will I be working?

180 of our team work at Peebles Hydro, The Park Hotel and Peel café on the Scottish borders.

If you apply for a role in our historic, 132 bedroom Peebles Hydro Hotel, you’ll be surrounded by herb gardens, pizza ovens, beehives and of course our pampered chickens.  The outdoors is as important to us as the indoors. Head just five minutes down the road to share in the story of our recently renovated, up-cycled  24 bedroom Park Hotel.

You can drive to Edinburgh in less than an hour so it’s the perfect location for those who like country living with easy access to the city.

If you like being on two wheels, Peebles is one of the best mountain biking spots in the UK.

Do you have staff accommodation? Wifi?

We have accommodation for about 20 of our team located within Peebles Hydro, the Park Hotel and Peebles town.  You’re never more than about a ten-minute walk to work. Your rent is taken straight out of your wages and we also take care of things like council tax, energy bills and even food.

As for wifi, we have networks available around the hotel including the canteen.

Where can I eat?

We’ll give you breakfast, lunch and dinner in our canteen. If you choose not to live in, you can still eat free of charge in our canteen as long as you work a minimum of a six-hour shift.

There’s a large supermarket in Peebles and a wide choice of bars, restaurants and takeaway places. With your team benefit card you get discounts in all of our cafes and restaurants too.

What can I do in my time off?

Scenic, historic and only 23 miles south of Edinburgh – Peebles is the perfect location if you want easy access to the city without the downside of city-living. Buses run frequently to Edinburgh and the journey takes about 1.5 hours.

As you can imagine, as Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh has all the bars, restaurants, entertainment and culture you could ever wish for.

If you don’t want to travel far in your downtime and love mountain biking, Peebles is the place for you. The Glentress mountain biking centre has tracks for all abilities.

Peebles is a historic town with its own theatre, shops and places to eat.