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About Tweeddale Motors

A picture history of the Tweeddale

Tweeddale Motors is jointly owned by Norman and Linda Hopkirk. Norman oversees the reception and parts department along with his son Kris. Linda and Helen Keay handle the day-to-day running of accounts with Linda also keeping everyone on their toes.

Moving into the workshop, Leckie Smith our longest serving mechanic working with John Hopkins and David Martin. All are MOT testers. Stephen Melrose is the newest addition to the workshop and is our final Mechanic. Next we have Tom Doc who helps out with tyres and workshop duties and is a general handyman.

We now come to the last member of the workshop and that is Andrew Moffat, known as Moff. Moff is our other tyre fitter. He is well known for his tea making. Both Moff and Stevie are into home baking and often talk and swop baking tips at break times!!

This picture was taken in 1939 and shows Robert (Bob) Emond in the old Tweeddale workshop. Bob was the workshop foreman for many years and retired in 1970. His son Robert served his time at the Tweeddale and is now a mechanic for Scottish Borders Council.

We are a third generation family-run buisness, and have served the motoring needs of  the Tweeddale district for over 80 years. We were Rover main dealers for over 50 years. Recently we were main dealers for Daihatsu.  We are now fully independent and carry out all makes service and repairs.

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  • Free retests*
  • Free estimates without obligation.

  • Only quality parts used.
  • Manufacture service schedule*
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Tyre Fitting
  • All wheels catered for.
  • A Black Circle premier partner.
  • Sun 4 wheel laser wheel alignment available
  • Testimonials


    “Tweeddale Motors have been my garage of choice since I bought a car from them 25 years ago. Friendly,efficient,trustworthy staff epitomise their service which is reasonably priced and of excellent quality. I would recommend Tweedale every time” JGS PEEBLES. 2016

    Very helpful and friendly service. I had an on-going problem with my car and Tweeddale took extra time out to research the problem and get to the bottom of it which other garages refused to do. Would highly recommend.

    Smith, 2013 – Galashiels

    Good and efficient service and a quality of work provided and a very reasonable cost. Will definitely be back.

    Murphy, 2012 – Peebles

    Blackcircles, who have over 1300 fitting centres across the UK select only a few garages to become Premier Partners. Tweeddale Motors have achieved this privilege and are ranked inside the top 10 of the Premier Partner League most months and have successfully come out on top on a few occasions.

    Blackcircles – Peebles

    I have used Tweeddale motors for years as did my father before me. why? because I trust them. To find a garage where I know i can send my car and they will fix without any fuss and do not pile on extra’s i do not need. They even deliver when finished and often give …

    Mr Stewart – Peebles

    A lot better than a Kwik Fit. Very highly trusted in my opinion. They have alway’s been reasonable. All been done in little or no time and fitted well. Keep it up.

    Mikey – Hawick

    I have used Tweeddale motors for over 40 years. Alway’s treated as if I was thier most important customer. Never had any problems with this garage at all.

    Grant, 2010 – Scottish borders