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Antiques

Antique Dealers & Shops

Local antique dealers and shops, Art Restoration & Picture Cleaning, French Polishing, Furniture - Repairing & Restoring Picture & Picture Frame Renovating & Restoring, Upholsterers in EH12

Antiques Dealers and Stores

Harlequin Antiques

30 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4HJ – 0131 228 9446

Anteaques

17 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 9JH – 0131 667 8466

If you love tea you will love Anteaques! A quirky little teashop where you sit among the antiques and enjoy pots of their delicious tea - there are about 100 to choose from! We enjoyed trying their Christmas teas, and accompanied these with a lovely homemade scone and violet jam. You can buy the tea and jam to take home as well. I would recommend paying Anteaques a visit, though booking is necessary as it is only open a few days a week and very popular!

Is it an Antiques shop? Is it a tea shop? I don't know which half is more dominant, but I do know I love it. Homemade scones and beautiful floral jams, delicious artisan chocolates, and pots of tea... What isn't to like? They don't do a big variety (tea excepted- they do everything) but what they do offer is fantastic and clearly very well thought out, right down to the class saucer for the tea leaves. Book in advance!

James Ness & Son Ltd

38 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4QY – 0131 225 5161


Beauty

Beauty Salons & Consultants

Local beauty salons, tanning studios, health treatments in EH12

Beauty Salons

The Beauty Works

12 Ormiston Terrace, Edinburgh, St Johns Road EH12 7SJ – 0131 316 4441

Salon with fantastic, friendly staff that always do a great job. Well priced, couldn't be happier! A+

Heaven Beauty

213 Saint John's Road, Edinburgh EH12 7UU – 0131 334 4300

I love Heaven Beauty! The staff are so lovely and friendly and the treatments are fantastic and amazingly priced. I wouldn't go to any other place x

Been to Heaven Beauty again today - fantastic - it feels like heaven - so relaxing and enjoyable. The salon is lovely and the girls are too. They're so friendly and provide great therapies. Thanks Andrina and Heather. See you again soon...

Myles Hairdressing

70 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH11 2AY – 0131 623 7222

Having had everything from a perm to blonde highlights, a crop from shoulder length and a full head highlights - and pretty much everything in between - from Jo and the crew at Myles, it is safe to say that I couldn't trust anyone else with my hair! I always get what I want, unless it's something the girls know I would regret - and thats half the beauty - they know my hair!! I alway recommend Myles if anyone asks me for a good hairdresser and have sent many happy customers that way over the years!! Keep up the good work and see you soon for a fringe I think!!!?

You might not expect to find a great hairdresser on Dalry Road, and as someone who has naturally terrible hair and is usually intimidated by immaculately coiffed hairdresser types I didn't have high hopes when I first tried this salon. But I love the girls at Myles - they are super friendly - and I'm always happy with my cut!


Books

Bookshops and bookstores

Local bookshops for new books, rare and secondhand books in EH12

Bookshops

Old Town Bookshop

8 Victoria Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2HG – 0131 225 9237

Great place to hunt for old and antique books..charming and helpful store keeper..would love to go again

Charming little shop. The books are stacked from floor to ceiling.

The Edinburgh Book Shop

219 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH10 4DH – 0131 447 1917

An Edinburgh treasure. Staff actually loves books enough to read hundreds and leave thoughtful short reviews tucked inside, including for dozens of children's books. Depending on which worker is there when you visit you can meet an expert on any genre and subject. They'll search online to find any book they don't carry, and get it for you quickly and for a good price. Another good reason to support independent booksellers.

The Edinburgh Book Shop is a smart looking shop in Bruntsfield. It's the kind of bookshop I go to for a browse - a good proportion of the shelf space is set out for new releases and books that make good gifts. If I don't know what to buy for someone, after a browse of that section, I often come away with something lovely. It's not a huge shop, and a couple of times I've been looking for something specific and it hasn't been in stock, but staff are always happy to offer to order something in or offer suggestions as to where it may be found. There's a great and attractive children's section in the back, and often some complimentary window art - it's a cheerful bookshop.

Free Church of Scotland

15 North Bank Street, The Mound, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH1 2LS – 0131 226 5286


Cars & Garages

Car Accessories -

Halfords

Unit 2, Hermiston Gait Retail Park, 39 Cultins Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH11 4DF – 0131 442 2430

I wanted to see and test out the new electric bike, but the only one in stock was in the stock room and the staff said they were not allowed to put it on the shop floor for two weeks??? What's all that about??! !!!

Pentland Component Parts Ltd

23B Bankhead Drive, Edinburgh, Lothian EH11 4DW – 0131 538 7920

Carparts

36-38 Yeaman Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH11 1BT – 0131 228 6222

The only place in Edinburgh to get quality service & low prices. The owner Alan was so helpful.

Great wee place one of the few places in edinburgh like it and cheaper than halfords

Car Alarms and Security -

ASW Autos

Gogarbank Steading, 4 Gogar Station Road, Edinburgh, Lothian EH12 9BS – 0131 317 7858

Have used this garage a few times now. Very happy with their work and prices.

Excellent service. Don't take my car anywhere else. Thanks..

Park My Auto Ltd

8 North Leith Sands, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH6 4ER – 0131 555 7040

K G Key Services

Edinburgh – 0131 660 2924

Car Audio Equipment

Edinburgh Car Audio

84 Gyle Park Gardens, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH12 8NQ – 07860 433770

Colin from Edinburgh Car Audio fitted a hand free mobile phone kit into my Toyota. Great job, neatly finished and not a wire in site. All the work was completed at my house so I didn't even have to drop the car off anywhere. Would recommend to anyone looking for a professional and reasonably priced service..

Did an excellent and quick job replacing an old unit in my campervan that had completely defeated Halfords. Well worth the money and would use Colin again.

Halfords

Unit 2, Hermiston Gait Retail Park, 39 Cultins Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH11 4DF – 0131 442 2430

I wanted to see and test out the new electric bike, but the only one in stock was in the stock room and the staff said they were not allowed to put it on the shop floor for two weeks??? What's all that about??! !!!

Halfords

11 Straiton Mains, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH20 9PW – 0131 448 2248

Car Dealers

Arnold Clark

Unit 16-18, Slighthill Industrial Estate, Bankhead Drive, Edinburgh EH11 4DJ – 0131 528 6962

The first visit to this branch of Arnold Clark came about after being treated very badly by a certain Japanese car dealership in the area. The sales staff were very helpful and explained all options for purchasing a new car. After sales service has also been very good so far. This encouraged me to come back to them when buying a new car for my wife. Again the staff were professional and even took time out to keep our young son entertained while we did the paperwork. I would highly recommend this branch.

Edinbugh Audi

4 Bankhead Drive, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH11 4EJ – 0844 234 2900

Just ordered a new Q5 from salesman Andrew Hazel, who agreed to my deal, so everyone's happy! He's now the Q5 expert having had to find answers to all of my difficult questions. The showroom is a very friendly place, with fresh coffee and snacks always available, and no one breathing down your neck if you want to look over the cars. It's best to make an appointment if you want to see someone in particular, as it's always busy. Usually a very good sign! Great cars, great place, great people. I recommend Edinburgh Audi.

Helpful, friendly staff and a beautiful and clean showroom take the chore factor out of having the car serviced/MOT'd. Not the cheapest place, but the assurance of guaranteed Audi parts and knowledge that they fix a fault first time, every time, mean I prefer to spend a little bit extra than take a punt on slightly cheaper local garages. My car is not under warranty (it's 8 years old at the time of writing this review) but I won't go anywhere else - it's a false economy doing so.

Flynn Motor Group

511 Calder Rd, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH11 4AR – 0131 442 3757

Filling Stations

Filling Station

235-241 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PE – 0131 226 2488

I recently attended the re-launch event of The Filling Station on the High Street in Edinburgh. Having had a bad experience of the restaurant years before, I was apprehensive about visiting again. The restaurant feels very noisy and off-putting when you're ready to sit down and eat a meal. The music is far too loud and the appetisers are quite greasy and unappetising. I think it'd be better for a pre-night out dinner with a group of friends, rather than for a casual meal or special occasion. If you like American portions, you're covered here. However, one bonus point: surprisingly excellent steak on my visit!

A good American themed diner serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a wide range of drinks. The interior is decorated with American memorabilia and the lighting is quite dark even in the morning for breakfast. City centre prices so you are looking at around £10 for breakfast with coffee. They do free refills as they do in the diners state side. The staff are friendly and polite and the range of choice on the menu means there will be something for everyone.

Filling Station

Hanover Buildings, 66-84 Rose St, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH2 2NN – 0131 226 2802

Food is nice enough, although I believe it is a little overpriced for what it is. There are plenty of local pubs in the area where you can get food as good for a little less. Service was quick for lunch time. They also have a not too bad value lunch set-menu, although there aren't loads of options.

Shell Station

1 Stenhouse Road, Edinburgh EH11 3LW – 0131 443 7664

Fuel 24 Hour

Shell Station

1 Stenhouse Road, Edinburgh EH11 3LW – 0131 443 7664

Shell Station

Crewe Road South, Edinburgh EH4 2NT – 0131 332 6796

BP

23 Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5HA – 0131 556 0642

Motorcycle and Scooters

Saltire Motorcycles

553 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH11 3XX – 0131 478 6661

Just done my DAS course with Saltire. Really nice bunch of people. Booking the course was easy and they worked around my schedule which was great. My instructor was Marcin and he was brilliant. These guys seem overworked as they have a high volume of students and not enough instructors but at no point did I think that Marcin or anybody else were not giving it their all to putting me through the training. They genuinely wanted you to pass. The bikes I learnt on were relatively new machines and were great. The whole process was enjoyable and I'd highly recommend using saltire if your thinking of learning to ride.

First class all-round service every time.....and I've been in a lot of times. Over the years I've Bought a used bike, parts, clothing and a helmet. Excellent choice and advice given without the pressure of a salesperson breathing down your neck. Had reason to return my bike recently for some warranty work and I'm really impressed. Not only has all the work been completed, they adjusted and lubed my chain and cleaned the bike too! Everyone I dealt with were friendly and gave me the impression that they valued my business. My girlfriend did her cbt with the training school and had a similar experience of the patient, no-pressure and friendly service I've experienced too. Looking forward to seeing the place once the renovations are complete. Worth a visit. If you're thinking of buying anything bike related, give Saltire a try first. Service as it should be.

Edinburgh Harley - Davidson

14 West Mains Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH9 3BG – 0131 348 3200

Went there in 2011. Bought a lot of stuff. Had it shipped back to the U.S. They were very helpful. Can't wait to go back.

Cycle Scotland

29 Blackfriars Street, Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 1NB – 0131 556 5560


Charity Shops

Charity Shops around Gorgie

Local charity shops in EH12 - fundraising shops, thrift shops, secondhand goods sellers for local and national and international charities. Related headings: Charities & Voluntary Organisations, Secondhand Shops

Charity Shops

Oxfam Shop

159 St John's Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 7SD – 0131 334 1483

The Bethany Shop

88 Saint John's Road, Edinburgh EH12 8AT – 0131 561 8976

Pleasant staff who always greet you in the shop. They have had a bit of a de-clutter and re-arrangeing of the shop recently and it has opened the place out. It can get busy especially on a Saturday. I have found a couple of really nice items in this shop before, like Scottish pottery and Caithness Glass. I like the shop display with up-cycled furniture in the windows.

the other review from a google user is way off the mark,how can they complain when the lady was probably a genuine person who made a mistake to come in here and slate somebody is "beyond the Pale" the greedy sod its a great shop lots of things that you would need at home bargains a plenty and not to forget people in these charity shops are working for NOTHING

Edinburgh Furniture Initiative

67A Logie Green Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH7 4HF – 0131 557 7900

Eclectic selection of second hand furniture at reasonable prices and with helpful staff, this place is an excellent alternative to a large out of town furniture store. I recently came down here as a friend was looking for some unusual furniture for her new flat. There was a large selection of sofas, living room furniture and other items that perked my interest. I'll be coming back when I next need a dinner or side table. When I had questions about prices or delivery there was always someone on hand and there is no pushy attitude to sales, probably due to the culture of the organisation. This is a helpful service near the heart of the city with plenty of parking and its easy to pop in and see if there is something that would suit your home.

This is an excellent used furniture warehouse in Canonmills. While I wouldn't recommend going with a definite idea in mind about what you're after - they often have beautiful items for a song. We managed to pick up an as new habitat sofabed for under £100 as well as many beautiful antique items for very little. It's also worth noting that it's run as a charity which aims to help homeless people get back on their feet and is staffed predominantly by volunteers from disenfranchised backgrounds.


Chemists

Chemists, Dispensing Chemists, Pharmacies and drug stores

Chemists stores, some with pharmacy facilities, in EH12. Related headings include Drug Stores, Photographic Processors, Wine Making & Home Brewing Equipment & supplies

Dispensing Chemists

Boots

40-44 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1QN – 0131 220 1879

This boots does not have a pharmacy. Other than that it is everything you'd expect from a boots store. It used to be a dispensing pharmacy but not for some years now, instead the closest one is about two hundred and fifty meters down the Royal Mile on the left as you walk down, by the old water pump. If you need to go to a Boots pharmacy for some reason the closest one is the St. James Centre. If you're just looking for some conditioner or to print a photo from your phone then this will do fine.

Lloyds Pharmacy

26, Westerhailes Centre, Edinburgh, Lothian EH14 2SW – 0131 442 3118

Goldenacre Pharmacy

6A Montagu Terrace, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH3 5QX – 0131 552 4098


Clothes

Children's Clothes

Debenhams

109 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Lothian EH2 3AA – 0844 561 6161

Bohemia

17 Roseneath Street, Edinburgh EH9 1JH – 0131 555 2485

This is a lovely little shop with a great range of women's clothes, which in my opinion are all very pretty and a bit quirky (although sometimes a bit pricey on a student budget) Loads of lovely bits and pieces which are great for just about the house or as little gifts! Plus there's quite a big selection of kids products, and even a little area for them to watch TV when they get bored of you shopping! Overall a fun, quirky shop, with a few different things and very friendly staff!!

Cute littly gifty shop at the bottom of Marchmont Cresent. They have a lot of gift items like purses, notebooks, candles etc but also have a gorgeous range of womenswear. they have some fun pieces like camera print dresses, patterned scarves and nice coats. The shop also has a range of children's clothes and toys and would be a great stop off for a new baby present.

Mountain Warehouse Edinburgh Princes St

126 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AD – 0131 226 3183

The merchandise I've purchased here before has been reasonably decent in the past (T-shirt, waterproof trousers, base layer top, etc.). Not as good as some other stores, but within my budget and it usually does the job. However, I bought a 1-L water bottle a little more than a month before a big trip. The top of the bottle was defective and part of the lid is now coming apart (no longer waterproof). This happened on my very first use of the item, but because it was after the 28-day return period, there was no possibility of a replacement. Buyer beware - don't shop for anything in the store unless you're going to use it within a month! In this case, it doesn't pay to plan in advance for a trip... What's worse is that the person working there didn't seem to care at all, didn't seem apologetic, and didn't have his facts straight. At one point, he was explaining that he couldn't do anything because I didn't have the original receipt with me, but when I called him out on that (I didn't bring it, but assume I went home and brought it in - could you help me?) he explained that it didn't matter since it was past the 28-day return deadline. Very frustrating, to say the least.

Mens Clothes

Slaters

100 George St, Edinburgh EH2 3DF – 0131 220 4343

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. I've been coming here for the last 6 - 7 years. Staff are brilliant, they can help you when you are a bit clueless and know when to offer suggestions to back off on the odd chance you know what you're looking for. I've hired both a tuxedo and a kilt from Slaters and both were in perfect condition, I was sized up and was advised the outfit would be ready within just a few days for initial trying on to ensure it fit well. Free alterations on all suits and hires which is going above and beyond the call of duty. All suits are of high quality and at very reasonable prices. This is my first call whenever I need a new one.

Truly fantastic! Great range of suits and helped with fitting quickly and efficiently as my dad is an awkward shape (ha)! Would 100% Recommend!

Topman

30/31 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH2 2BY – 0131 556 6589

ABSOLUTELY SMASHING SHOAP LIKE

Top shop

Charles Tyrwhitt

52 George St, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH2 2LE – 0131 220 6915

Best place for work shirts, suits and coats. Friendly staff, well laid out shop with a unique sense of style. Can be expensive, but still good value. I'd rather buy from here than a number of similarly, or cheaper, priced, inferior places.

Womens Clothes

Cath Kidston

58 George Street, Newtown, Edinburgh EH2 2LR – 0131 220 1509

I could easily spend a months wages in this shop, buying up all the beautiful things. Their tins of hand cream are devine. I had bought my wee nephew the cowboy cup plate and bowl and my dad liked it so much, I had to go back and get my dad the plate to match, so my dad and nephew both have their lunches off their cowboy plates! too cute.

Pretty much the home of all things pretty, floral, kitchy and 50's style... This shop has lots of lovely little bits to prettify your life! Very cute. The shop is really colourful inside. If you like the floral patterned look, you might want to have a look in.

Oasis

145 Princes Street, West End, Edinburgh EH2 4BL – 0131 226 1523

Topshop

30 Princes Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH2 2BY – 0131 556 0151

Really great place to wish you were rich and thin.


Computers

Computers Maintenance & Support around Gorgie

Computers, Computer Maintenance & Support companies for help with computer problems in EH12. See also: Computer Leasing & Rental , Computer Support & Services, Computer Systems & Software.

Computer Consultants

Edinburgh Computer Services

2 West Bryson Road, Edinburgh, Lothian EH11 1EH – 0131 467 9999

Great guys - cablers do an astounding job for us, time and time again.

Know Edge Ltd

33 Lockharton Avenue, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH14 1AY – 0131 443 1872

One36 Computing Ltd

136 Comiston Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH10 5QN – 0131 466 7748

I should like to thank you all for the hard work you put in to provide and install the new computer system. Nothing was too much trouble, and for the first time I have a professional looking computer set-up. The system is working perfectly, and the configuration is ideal for moving seamlessly between applications (the envy of all who visit !). Bojan took great care to ensure that everything was fully operational (including migration of all data), and patiently dealt with several 'daft laddie' queries in follow-up sessions. All in all very impressive!

Excellent service both prompt and very efficient. The staff provide helpful advice which is relevant to your computing requirements both for home and business computing. We rely on One36 Computing for all our home and business computing needs.

Computer Consumables

Capital Cartridges

31 Elm Row, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH7 4AH – 0131 557 3557

This store had incredibly helpful staff, who proved to be especially patient as the printer code they were given had two numbers transposed; moreover, the focus on recycling cartridges brings warmth to the heart. If you need any guidance on what you need to do to make your printer print, go here.

Smart Cartridge

119 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4EQ – 07740 600421

SystemWise

Saughtonhall Drive, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH12 5TS – 0131 313 0707

Systemwise have looked after all my I.T. needs for 3 years now. They have been 100% reliable and always look for solutions not problems. They have never let me down and provide great value for their services. Good people. Iain Wishart Owner Wishart Wealth Management Ltd Chartered Financial Planners

Computer Systems

Axios Systems

60 Melville Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH3 7HF – 0131 220 4748

Orisys Infotech Ltd

16/2 Hutchison Medway, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH14 1QQ – 0131 443 8081

Rockstar North Ltd

1 Greenside Row, Edinburgh EH1 3AP – 0131 524 7800

This is going to be a short legitimate review on Rockstar North as all of them so far are just commenting on their games. It is a good company that generate very good games with very good profits. The service is good, the workers and friendly and they have brilliant company service Like I said; very short.

I play all the GTA game's I can't wait for gta6.

Computers Maintenance

Computer Solutions Edinburgh

1 West Bryson Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH11 1EH – 0131 622 7056

I have used Mark for around 4 years. Firstly he fixed my laptop - picking it up, and dropping it off for a very fair price. Over time a business relationship formed and Mark designed my whole website - fixes my laptops and carries out SEO work for my business monthly. Old school manners, respect and politeness at all times- top marks Mark!!

Very efficient, professional and prompt service from Mark! I highly recommend it

Edinburgh PC Repair Man - Newington

84 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 9PT – 0131 662 9064

I was needing a new computer and having bought high end machines from Dell, Hewlett Packard and Compaq over many years, I was always frustrated having to accept the manufacturers specifications. It was with some trepidation that I decided to have one built to my requirements from PC Repair Man. I had immediate confidence after brief discussions with Thibault and Louis. The final product is amazing. It has stunning speed,superb graphics and they transferred all of my existing programs to my new PC without any further charge. A week later, I received a service call from Louis whom wanted to ensure that everything was all right. It was. I recommend PC Repairman highly.

I have been going to PC Repair Man for many years already and they are always great. They offer a friendly and efficient service at a competitive price. I usually go to the Newington shop because is more convenient now for me but I have also been to the one in Leith in the past and it's the same good service. I would recommend this to anybody needing any computer services.

Compumend PC Repair Edinburgh

35 Dovecot Road, Edinburgh, Lothian EH12 7LF – 0800 448 8848


Crafts & Gifts

Gift Shops around Gorgie

Local gift, souvenir and craft shops in EH12. Related Headings also shown are Clocks & Watches - Sales & Repair, Designers - Jewellery, Fashion Accessories, Goldsmiths & Silversmiths

Local craft shops and centres, sewing shops and supplies, knitting, patchwork and needlecraft supplies in EH12. Also click here for Related Headings with Clothing & Fabrics - Knitwear & Textiles and Potteries

Gift Shops

Jenners - Edinburgh

48 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2YJ – 0131 225 2442

Iconic department store. Lost a bit of charm since House of Fraser took over, and frankly getting around the archaic layout is a pain. Still, a nice place, and an integral part of Princes Street.

A true icon of Edinburgh even despite it being owned by House of Fraser now, Jenners is famous for its spectacular displays at Christmas with an unbelievably tall tree spanning the floors right in the middle of the building. The toy section in the basement is a delight for children and adults alike, and the Steiff bear collection is lovely. A few floors up you'll find day trippers and families enjoying afternoon tea or lunch whilst taking in views of the city centre. A must see for any tourist.

The Harvest Garden Chocolatier and Florist

58 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, Lothian EH10 4BZ – 0131 447 1788

Absolutely huge selection of chocolate - perfect for gifts. Lots of unusual flavours, shapes and boxes.

This is the perfect place in Morningside to go for gifts. Whether you want to buy flowers or hand-crafted chocolate you will be sure to find something to delight in here. The family that run The Harvest Garden are very friendly and will help you to find exactly what you're after. I like to come here to buy my easter eggs as they have one of the biggest selections in Edinburgh.

Studio One

10 Stafford Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH1 2DJ – 0131 226 5812

Brilliant place to buy a gift whatever your budget. There's toys and gadgets for kids, home and kitchen wear, candles and smelly things, jewellery, edible delights and decorations. Not massively accessible to anyone with mobility problems as its down a flight of stairs from street level. My favourite things are the little chocolates in fancy wrappers (eg a buble bee, aeroplane) - I think they're great for sticking to the outside of a present as a finishing touch.

This is a great shop filled with homeware, toys and quirky gifts tucked away in the basement.. I love that they showcase a lot of local artists and jewellery makers. A great place to find gifts for anyone of any age! They have things which are hilarious and out of the ordinary, to gorgeous cushions, lampshades, wine decanters and various other things you never realised you wanted.. The staff are always super friendly and helpful but also happy to leave you alone to browse and wander.. I always stop in and have a poke around when I'm in the West End... most likely the only place in Edinburgh to buy that tea thermometer you never knew you needed!!

Crafts Shops

Avery Homestore Ltd

11/9 Church Hill Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH10 4BE – 0131 447 1000

Lovely little gift /homestore. This crafty store is a great place to stop off for a birthday present and is always a regular stop of mine when christmas shopping. They have a range of stylish homewares, wooden furniture and nick naks including jewellery and children's toys. They also have an expanding range of craft materials including a vast colour selection of merino wools and cute printed fabrics.

For a creative city, buying good quality modern designer quilting fabric in Edinburgh is hard. But since Avery Homestore developed its focus on craft materials, I have been a happy - if somewhat poorer - bunny. Stocking Robert Kaufman, Moda, Liberty Lifestyle and Kona Solids both as fat quarters and by the metre, Jo's taste is modern and bright, with none of your traditional mucky brown cottons. As someone who usually has to buy fabric online instead of locally so I can get the fabrics I need (yes, need) I'm over the moon to have a local source of designer cottons.

Concrete Wardrobe

50A Broughton Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 3SA – 0131 558 7130

I expected to love this place, which highlights Scottish design, but I'm afraid I didn't. It carries plenty of high-quality design (with prices to match!) across pottery, jewellery, clothing & bits'n'bobs but none of it was quite to my taste. And there's something about handwritten "pay for breakages" signs everywhere that makes me not want to spend too much time in a shop in case I break something!

Boasting the best in Scottish craft, this long standing boutique is run by two well established makers. They have a true passion for top quality design and have set a platform for emerging artists and makers. Several other top boutiques, of a similar ilk have sprouted up alongside this shop, making Broughton Street a must visit location.

The Red Door Gallery

Victoria Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2JW – 0131 477 3255

This is one of those cute little shops that you just have to go into, but you rarely end up buying anything from. Great for gifts though! Has some really great artwork as well, although much of it is more expensive than what we'd pay for prints. They do have a very efficient framing service though - it only took 15 minutes or so to get our two prints framed.

An interesting little shop packed full of artwork, trinkets, and jewellery by local designers, and it's great to see them supported in a space like this. I love the range of charming prints - all very covetable.


Cycle Shops

Cycle Shops & Repairs around Gorgie

Local bicycle shops which sell and repair mountain bikes, adults, children's, road and racing cycles - with all their contact details in EH12. Click to also see: Cycles - Renting & Leasing, Bicycle Accessories Mnfrs & Wholesalers

Cycle Shops

Evans Cycles

1A Exchange Place, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 8BL – 0131 255 0500

Chain shop with local feel. Not much choice in clothing but definitely a good place to stop for bike accessories. Order online for free delivery to the store is fab service. Helpful abs knowledgable staff.

Amazingly helpful staff member. I bought new road shoes and was helped by female staff member named "Dasha". She provided me with all the information i needed, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Made the whole experience smooth and easy. It's a real joy to encounter customer service like this.

Blackhall Cycle Repairs

15 Marischal Place, Edinburgh EH4 3NF – 0131 538 8580

A hidden gem! Having used many of the other bike shops in Edinburgh was refreshing to find Blackhall Cycles. A few of us were riding the John Muir Way (150 miles) and the gears of one of us became a problem. He popped in to see Derek late in the day without a booking. Half an hour later all problems sorted and he was on his way again.Flying! My bike had suffered from the bashing it received during our ride. A week later I carried out most of the work but needed some more expert skills and special tools. Off to Derek who sorted my problem, checked out the work I had done, greased various parts (properly) and gave me a properly roadworthy bike back again. Tomorrow phoning to make appointment to have new cassette (the rear knobbly sprockets) and a new chain fitted, replacing those on bike when I bought it 6 years ago. Will nip next door to Cafe Citron while I wait. Only problem with Blackhall Cycles is he is too cheap (honest).

Blackhall Cycles is a great outlet. It's a one man operation which means you speak with the boss at all times. Cycling and cycle mechanics is a passion of his which means he cares and he has a great attitude towards the customer. I've purchased two bikes through the shop and have had all my servicinh done there. The workmanship, product knowledge and after sales are excellent.

Freewheelin Cycles

91 Slateford Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH11 1QR – 0131 337 2351

Think this is good bike shop. I have bought a bike from Chris and have nothing but praise explain the guy. Bike still running and serving me well. Had my partners trike serviced here to at really good price. Keep up good work Chris.

Very helpful guys in Freewheelin. I have used this shop on many occasions when needing family bikes serviced. Last year I purchased a new one from Chris and he guided me through the best options and prices. As a regular customer, Chris was very kind in donating a free bike service, and the money I would have spent has been donated to the Maggie's charity.


D.I.Y.

DIY Stores around Gorgie

Local DIY superstores and smaller Do It Yourself shops, decorating suppliers and ironmongers selling home improvement materials such as building supplies, paint, electrical and plumbing goods, etc. in EH12.

DIY

B&Q

1 Hermiston Gait Retail Park, Edinburgh, Lothian EH11 4DG – 0131 458 3300

Wickes

45 Stevenson Road, Edinburgh EH11 2SL – 0131 346 0541

Screwfix

Unit 14, Bankhead Crossway North, Bankhead Industrial Estate, Edinburgh, Lothian EH11 4BP – 0500 414141

Tool Hire around Gorgie

DIY Equipment hire shops & Hire Centres - power tools for hire in EH12

Hire Shops

Basically Tool Hire

29 - 31 Murrayburn Rd, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh – 07859 126632

HSS Hire

471 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh EH11 3AD – 0131 444 1426

National Tool Hire Shops

11 St Ninnians Drive,, Corsophine,, Edinburgh EH12 8AJ – 0131 278 0748

highly recommended


Electrical Shops

Electrical Shops and services around Gorgie

Local electrical shops selling home appliances and white goods such as fridges, cookers, TVs etc. and services in EH12. You can also find registered members of ELECSA, N.A.P.I.T., NICEIC (National Inspection Council For Electrical Installation Contracting)

Electrical Shops

British Heart Foundation Furniture & Electrical

56A Dalry Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH11 2BA – 0131 341 2990

Jenners - Edinburgh

48 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2YJ – 0131 225 2442

Iconic department store. Lost a bit of charm since House of Fraser took over, and frankly getting around the archaic layout is a pain. Still, a nice place, and an integral part of Princes Street.

A true icon of Edinburgh even despite it being owned by House of Fraser now, Jenners is famous for its spectacular displays at Christmas with an unbelievably tall tree spanning the floors right in the middle of the building. The toy section in the basement is a delight for children and adults alike, and the Steiff bear collection is lovely. A few floors up you'll find day trippers and families enjoying afternoon tea or lunch whilst taking in views of the city centre. A must see for any tourist.

City Electrical Factors

Bankhead Crossway South, Sighthill Industrial Estate, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH11 4EP – 0131 442 4448


Flowers

Florists and Flower shops around Gorgie

Local flower shops and florists selling plants and bouquets and floristry services, some offer delivery in EH12. Search above also for Garden Centres & Nurseries, Wedding Supplies & Services, Bridal Shops, Flowers & Shrubs - Artificial, Funeral Directors

Florists

Clare Florist

25 Stenhouse Mill Wynd, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH11 3XX – 0800 073 7676

Flowers by McDowell

556 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH11 3AL – 0131 443 1512

Second review - Outstanding service and flowers by McDowell. Just had a call from my mum, and she received such a lovely display of flowers for her birthday, she called as soon as they were delivered. Thank you, once again, for bringing joy to her special day! Outstanding! I have used Flowers by McDowell several times, ordering both by phone and by web site, and every time the flowers have been beautiful and delivered on time. So much so, that my mum had to call me to describe their beauty last week. I too, order from overseas, and it is comforting to know that my mum will always receive beautiful flowers when I cannot be there in person. I also want to point out that I have e-mailed with a special request, and the response time was very quick. They were super helpful and are truly a caring community business.

Thank you so much for the very quick service! The basket was beautiful and looked even nicer than the photo - usually it's the other way around.

The Harvest Garden Chocolatier and Florist

58 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, Lothian EH10 4BZ – 0131 447 1788

Absolutely huge selection of chocolate - perfect for gifts. Lots of unusual flavours, shapes and boxes.

This is the perfect place in Morningside to go for gifts. Whether you want to buy flowers or hand-crafted chocolate you will be sure to find something to delight in here. The family that run The Harvest Garden are very friendly and will help you to find exactly what you're after. I like to come here to buy my easter eggs as they have one of the biggest selections in Edinburgh.


Food

Find local food producers in EH12, or anywhere in UK, type in a postcode and a location map will appear with symbols depicting food type, producers name, address and details

Find markets and fairs in EH12 where you can buy direct from local producers. Site also has recipes and other foodie information.

Local delicatessens and specialist food shops selling Kosher, Halal, Chinese, Italian produce in EH12.

Farmers and W.I. Markets in EH12 or to find markets elsewhere in UK, click on map to find locations and times.

Local health and wholefood shops in EH12 selling health supplements, vitamins, nuts, dried fruit, pulses, organic produce.

Official NAFM site with details of local markets around Gorgie. Type in Edinburgh or any UK county to find farmers markets anywhere in the country.

Local organic food sellers in EH12 - farmers markets and farm shops, delicatessens, supermarkets, greengrocers, fruit shops, health food shops, Pick Your Own farms.

Find a Pick Your Own fruit and vegetable farm in EH12 for seasonal local produce such as strawberries, raspberries, beans, peas, sweetcorn, etc.

Local supermarkets in EH12 - many now sell organic produce and most will deliver to your home.


Furniture

Furniture and Interior Design Stores in EH12

Gardens

Find a garden centre or nursery in EH12 - many now sell garden furniture, aquarium and pond supplies, florists supplies, gifts and books and have a cafe or restaurant as well as plants and tools.


Hire Shops

DIY, Garden and Home Improvement tools and equipment hire in EH12.


Household

Do it yourself! Local Do It Yourself supply shops in EH12
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Local shops selling household furniture from sofas to tables and interior design in EH12.


Jewellers

Local jewellery shops in EH12

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Music

Shops selling musical instruments, accessories, sheet music and music of all kinds in EH12.

Musical instruments, musical accessories, instrument repair and tuning services in EH12


Outdoor Pursuits

Outdoor Pursuits and activity supplies, camping and caravan supply shops in EH12. Shop for hiking equipment, ski-ing, kayaking, tents, rucksacks, etc.


Pets

Pet shops and pet supplies including aquarium and pond supplies in EH12. Many Garden Centres now sell pet supplies such as dog beds etc. and farmers stores sell horse and poultry feed and supplies.


School Outfitters

School outfitters and suppliers of uniforms for local schools in EH12


Shoes

Local shoe repairers and menders in EH12. These shops often do key-cutting and sign engraving as well as shoe repairs.

Local shoes and boots shops for women, men and children in EH12. Rubber boots can often be bought at local farmers stores and walking boots, shoes or sandals from an outdoor pursuits shop.


Sports

Local sports equipment and clothing shops in EH12

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Stationery

Local stationery suppliers - office, school and home stationery in EH12

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Office Stationery Supplies, Rubber Stamps

Local stationery & office supplies in EH12

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TV Shops

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Wedding

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Horse Drawn Vehicles - Hire
Marquees, Tents & Portable Floor Hire
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Musicians & Composers
Photographers - General
Toastmasters
Video Filming Equipment & Services
Registry Offices


Wine Merchants

Local Off Licences, Drink Suppliers and Wine Merchants in EH12. Many will allow you to hire glasses free of charge if you buy your drinks from them.

Think bigger! Some will do retail wines and spirits as well.


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