Official Guide to Edinburgh

#ShopHereThisYear

Edinburgh Shop Here This Year

We are running a 12-month digital campaign in the hope of inspiring you as an Edinburgh resident to re-engage with your local neighbourhood by shopping locally and supporting your local community.

We have pulled together a wide selection of local shops where you can find a treat for yourself or a gift for a loved one.

Read on to discover new cafes, boutiques, independents, eateries, gifts shops and much more - right on your Edinburgh doorstep!

Shop safely and enjoy exploring somewhere new. Share your Edinburgh shopping moments with us using #ShopHereThisYear.

We can't wait to see what goodies you find in Edinburgh. 

Edinburgh Loves Local! 

The Neighbourhoods

Stockbridge

Those Were The Days Vintage Stockbridge

Those Were The Days Vintage

What better way to spend a weekend than wandering through Stockbridge’s array of artisan and alternative attractions. Explore Stockbridge

Greater Grassmarket

Bill Baber Knitwear Grassmarket

Bill Baber Knitwear

Colourful, bustling and vibrant, the Grassmarket is bursting with an electric and eclectic mix of independent merchants, designers and artisans, as well as some of the best restaurants in Edinburgh. Explore Greater Grassmarket

The Royal Mile

View Up The Royal Mile From Niddrie Street

From the seat of royalty to the seat of Parliament, every inch of the Royal Mile is alive with history. Follow in the footsteps of generations past as you wander through this ancient part of the city and experience award-winning attractions, stunning scenery and specialty Scottish shops. Explore The Royal Mile

Queensferry

Orrocco Pier South Queensferry By Visit Scotland

Orocco Pier by VisitScotland

Sitting on the shore in the shadow of the Forth Bridges, Queensferry’s fine selection of bars, restaurants and cafes are ideal for resting weary feet after exploring the town’s array of independent shops, picturesque harbour, charming architecture, abundant sea and bird life, and, of course the breath-taking bridges. Explore Queensferry

Gorgie/Dalry

LOVE Gorgie Farm Pigs Eating Salad

LOVE Gorgie Farm

A city neighbourhood with a big heart, Gorgie and Dalry’s streets are paved with stories – from the city farm and the football team to the multi-cultural restaurants and takeaways – pop along and experience your own story. Explore Gorgie & Dalry

Tollcross

Harajuku Kitchen Sushi Cr Facebook

Harajuku Kitchen

Eat and drink your way around the globe at Tollcross’s array of international bars and restaurants. Fans of craft and draft beers rejoice – there’s bars a-plenty to discover! Explore Tollcross

Leith

Afternoon Tea Fingal Leith

Afternoon tea at Fingal

From ship building heritage to royal yachts, cosy cafes to Michelin restaurants, it’s no wonder the port of Leith was the inspiration for a certain Proclaimers song – this cool and cosmopolitan area buzzes with life – come and experience your own sunshine at Leith. Explore Leith

Bruntsfield & Morningside

Nordic Living Brunstfield

Nordic Living

Brimming with beautiful boutiques and bistros, a day quite can easily disappear as you take in the sights and delights of Bruntsfield & Morningside. From tasty treats and pretty boutiques to clothing and toys, you’ll be sure to return here again and again and again….. Explore Bruntsfield & Morningside

Portobello

Bross Bagels Portobello By Schnapps Photography

Bross Bagels at Portobello by Schnapps Photography

Brace the brisk waves on the beach in the morning; build up your strength with a brunch in a beach-side café, then browse the bustling town’s boutiques and shops in the afternoon – all the ingredients you need for a perfect day at Portobello. Explore Portobello

Corstophine

Guitar Guitar Corstorphine

Guitar Guitar

The home of the world-famous Edinburgh Zoo, Corstophine has lots of adventures just waiting to be explored and enjoyed. Corstorphine Hill has incredible views across the city, mouth-watering cafes and restaurants, and for speciality shopping, Corstophine certainly knows its stuff – what will you discover? Explore Corstorphine

Southside

Pancakes At Southpour Newington South Side

Pancakes at Southpour

In an area where old meets new, Edinburgh’s South Side has a vibrant feel. University buildings of old share space with modern theatre venues. The area offers a host of possibilities – from artisan bakers and chocolatiers to multi-cultural restaurants and pop-ups. It’s all on your doorstep and it’s just waiting to be explored. Explore Southside

New Town

New Town St Andrew Sq 600X250

The New Town is a shopper's paradise. This is where you'll find some of Edinburgh's best shopping experiences, from the luxury of Multrees Walk to House of Fraser Jenners and the convenience and excitement of Waverley Mall, which frequently hosts events and entertainment. Explore New Town

West End

William Street With Bars And Parked Cars
Tucked away just behind Shandwick Place, the West End Village is one of Edinburgh’s hidden gems.  At the very heart of the village lies both William Street and Stafford Street, where the colourful, stylish boutiques and some much-loved pubs and bars combine to create a bohemian feel to this part of Edinburgh. Explore West End

Join In

We know how magnificent our city is, but don’t just take our word for it - over the next 12 months we hope to showcase the amazing product of local shops, businesses and attractions through the lens of real customers by using reviews and recommendations about Edinburgh’s retailers.

Use #ShopHereThisYear and join in by sharing your neighbourhood’s best bits……

Win a Luxury Edinburgh Christmas Hamper

Hero Hamper - Basket Fill Of Gifts Like Whisky , Cheese , Biscuits

To celebrate the launch of Shop Here This Year, we are giving away a Christmas hamper filled with amazing prodcuts from small businesses in Edinburgh. Share your favourite Edinburgh shop and why for your chance to win.