Official Guide to Edinburgh

Why

A city neighbourhood with a big heart

Dalry Road Cafe Richard Webb

Global cuisine

As well as Hearts fans and history buffs, Gorgie is also a destination for Edinburgh residents looking for ingredients and flavours from around the world.

Gorgie Road is home to a collection of small supermarkets selling Polish, Arabic, African, Indian and Chinese groceries.

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There’s also dozens of restaurants and takeaways to choose from, whatever flavours you fancy.

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Macrae’s Battalion

Like many areas of Edinburgh, Gorgie and Dalry have their own unique history to tell within the life of the city at large.

In 1914, players from the Heart of Midlothian were the first Scottish football team to sign up en masse and swap their football boots for army boots in the First World War. They joined the 16th Royal Scots, famously known as Macrae’s Battalion, along with 500 supporters, and players and supporters from other teams and towns including Hibernian, Raith Rovers, and Falkirk.

The battalion fought in, and many of the soldiers died at the Battle of the Somme in July 1916, including 7 former Hearts players.

Their stories are told in the museum at the stadium and remembered in the Hearts Memorial Garden.

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