Brightly coloured shop fronts line South Queensferry’s cobbled streets and it’s here that you’ll find a delightful range of independent shops and boutiques.
From antiques and homewares to books and clothing, whether treating yourself or shopping for a gift for a loved one, the neighbourhood’s coastal shops are a joy to explore.
Food and drink
As well as a smattering of newsagents and supermarket chains, South Queensferry is home to some shops that will be a delight for foodies.
Featuring more than 100 food and drink signature brands in addition to butcher, bakery and greengrocer counters, Hopetoun Farm Shop sources over 80% of its product range from within 50 miles of the estate, highlighting Hopetoun’s ethos of quality, sustainability and provenance. While at Craigies Farm Shop, they stock an array of household staples, home grown produce and tasty treats, from freshly baked farmhouse bread, Scottish cheeses and the finest cuts of fresh meat to homemade chutneys and fruit jams.
For those times when only something sweet will do, The Little Parlour have all your needs covered. From a huge selection of gorgeous gelato-style ice cream to shortbread, jams and teas, pop in for a range of tempting sweet treats.
South Queensferry’s coastal paths are a delight to explore all year-round. Make sure you’ve got the right clothing whatever the weather from Beacon at Port Edgar Marina. Whether you’re planning your seasonal wardrobe or looking for a special accessory to brighten an outfit, Joyce Paton clothing boutique has everything you need to look your best.
Offering value for money and friendly customer service, Caledonia Scotia Kiltmakers is one of Scotland’s largest handmade kilt outfitters and dealers in used and nearly-new kilt wear and military regalia. This family-run business also buys and part exchanges old and new highland outfits and accessories.
Gift shops and books
A contemporary gallery featuring original artworks by Scottish artists as well as a wide selection of jewellery, scarfs, bags and glassware, Allium is a lovely shop for a look round, while at Maisies Boutique you’ll find a beautiful selection of cards, homeware, jewellery, candles, handbags, scarfs, pocket money toys and personalised baby gifts.
With flowers to suit all occasions, and prices to suit all budgets, why not brighten someone’s day and say it with flowers with a gorgeous gift from Blossom Flowers. While the beautiful occasion bouquets created by Flowers by Emily Henderson are made using a variety of locally sourced flowers.
4-legged furry friends don’t miss out either. The Little Pad offers a full range of high quality Scottish made dog products, including collars/lead sets, beds, grooming products and dog treats. Their grooming salon also provides the perfect place for your dog to look and feel their best.
After a period of closure, the popular local shop, Ferry Fair Book Shop is once again a welcome sight on the High Street. Second-hand fiction, non-fiction and children’s books are all available here and all proceeds go towards the town’s annual Ferry Fair Festival.
For those with an eye for the old and unusual, make sure you take time to go to Sea Kist, a quaint antique shop with all items being related to the high seas. From old watercolour paintings to replica models of ships, a browse here reveals all sorts of trinkets and treasures.
Tucked away down a narrow lane, be sure not to miss Harbour Lane Studio. Everything in this pretty gallery has been made and designed by artists working in Scotland, either by hand or in small batches, from table lamps to cushions. For something equally unique, pop along to Chloe Gardner Art for a delightful range of prints, greetings cards, mugs, tableware, bags, cushions and much more.
Discover all shops in South Queensferry
Enjoy brightly coloured shop filled with a delightful range of independent shops and boutiques.
Food and drink in South Queensferry
From restaurants with stunning waterside views to family friendly cosy cafes, all kinds of tasty treats await in South Queensferry.
Things to do in South Queensferry
Whether you want to experience the area’s wildlife, visit a stately home, or even take a 'loony dook', South Queensferry is packed with family-friendly fun all year round.
Accommodation in South Queensferry
With everything from a traditional Scottish inn to a chic boutique hotel, you'll find the perfect place to lay your head in South Queensferry.
Getting to South Queensferry
A short distance from Edinburgh city centre, South Queensferry can be reached by public transport.