Sue

Sue

 · Baker

Sue is a trained pâtisserie chef and perhaps best known for her delicious merguez sausage rolls – a smash hit sell-out in our lockdown takeaway phase. Her gluten-free treats are always to-die-for and she always likes to experiment with new recipes she has discovered on her days off.

Sue is a trained pâtisserie chef and perhaps best known for her delicious merguez sausage rolls – a smash hit sell-out in our lockdown takeaway phase. Her gluten-free treats are always to-die-for and she always likes to experiment with new recipes she has discovered on her days off.

Nina

Nina

 · Café/Kitchen Assistant Manager

Nina first worked at Mainstreet in her pre-university days and luckily for Mainstreet she decided to return to the Borders to lead our kitchen/café with great energy and commitment. She is always quick to put some good music on the speakers and make sure everyone is doing okay, even on her busiest days.

Nina first worked at Mainstreet in her pre-university days and luckily for Mainstreet she decided to return to the Borders to lead our kitchen/café with great energy and commitment. She is always quick to put some good music on the speakers and make sure everyone is doing okay, even on her busiest days.

THE REV. RICHARD COLES

Blog · Posted June 7, 2023

We were thrilled to announce that national treasure and everyone’s favourite Rev. Richard Coles would be visiting us in the Borders.

We were thrilled to announce that national treasure and everyone’s favourite Rev. Richard Coles would be visiting us in the Borders.

Susanna

Susanna

Deli & Home Team · Home/Deli Assistant

Susanna has worked in most departments at Mainstreet and is now part of the core Deli & Home team. With experience in photography and running her own business, it means that when she is not in the shop bringing order to deliveries, Susanna is a very busy lady.

Susanna has worked in most departments at Mainstreet and is now part of the core Deli & Home team. With experience in photography and running her own business, it means that when she is not in the shop bringing order to deliveries, Susanna is a very busy lady.

Jen

Jen

Deli & Home Team · Deli Assistant Manager

Jen is the perfect fit for MST. Outside of work she enjoys reading, loves the beauty of books, is a massive coffee lover and is also an enthusiastic foodie. Jen has the right idea and bookends her days with a coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening.

Jen is the perfect fit for MST. Outside of work she enjoys reading, loves the beauty of books, is a massive coffee lover and is also an enthusiastic foodie. Jen has the right idea and bookends her days with a coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening.

Michelle

Michelle

Deli & Home Team · Home Assistant Manager

Michelle, like many of the team, is rather overqualified for the job, being a genetic scientist who previously worked at the Roslyn Institute (yes, that means Dolly the sheep..). She took on managing our Home department in 2020 and is renowned for staying late to get the job done.

Michelle, like many of the team, is rather overqualified for the job, being a genetic scientist who previously worked at the Roslyn Institute (yes, that means Dolly the sheep..). She took on managing our Home department in 2020 and is renowned for staying late to get the job done.

Kim

Kim

Deli & Home Team · Deli Assistant Manager (on maternity leave)

Kim is a long-standing Borders foodie and has been leading our Deli since 2021. Sharing her love of cheese and gin with our customers, while always providing help to the staff when they need to get through a busy spell, she is well loved by all.

Kim is a long-standing Borders foodie and has been leading our Deli since 2021. Sharing her love of cheese and gin with our customers, while always providing help to the staff when they need to get through a busy spell, she is well loved by all.

Jack

Jack

Books Team · Bookseller

Now working in the Books team, Jack has become our in-house graphic novel/sci-fi specialist, and is incredibly passionate about growing both genres’ readership. As well as being on the shopfloor, you will sometimes see him squished in our windows as he creates brilliant window displays for the shop.

Now working in the Books team, Jack has become our in-house graphic novel/sci-fi specialist, and is incredibly passionate about growing both genres’ readership. As well as being on the shopfloor, you will sometimes see him squished in our windows as he creates brilliant window displays for the shop.

Sarah

Sarah

Books Team · Online Assistant Manager/Bookseller

Sarah joined Mainstreet in 2021 just as we reopened in April that year. Like many of the team, she is a brilliant multi-tasker – one moment you’ll find her posting gorgeous images on social media, the next selling her favourite book, clearing a café table as she goes.

Sarah joined Mainstreet in 2021 just as we reopened in April that year. Like many of the team, she is a brilliant multi-tasker – one moment you’ll find her posting gorgeous images on social media, the next selling her favourite book, clearing a café table as she goes.

Vicky

Vicky

Books Team · Bookseller

Vicky came to us in 2022 with a background in history and curation. She is incredibly fun and bubbly, ready to help you with anything. However, her reading tastes are the opposite as she loves reading lots of crime thrillers and often the darker side of historical fiction.

Vicky came to us in 2022 with a background in history and curation. She is incredibly fun and bubbly, ready to help you with anything. However, her reading tastes are the opposite as she loves reading lots of crime thrillers and often the darker side of historical fiction.