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 & homewares to books & clothing, whether treating yourself or shopping for a gift for a loved one, the neighbourhood’s coastal shops are a joy to explore.
Food & 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.
An independent, multi award-winning brewery with a range of over 25 core and seasonal beers, Ferry Brewery capture the history of South Queensferry in their beer’s names as well as using historic recipes with modern twists. Not only can you learn more about their beers on a distillery tour but afterwards you can stock up from their shop on the High St. Or find your new favourite flavour at top Scottish spirits producer, House of Boë’s first ever shop – will it be violet gin or dark fruits vodka that tempt your senses?
Featuring more than 100 food and drink signature brands in addition to butcher, bakery and greengrocer counters, Hopetoun Farm Shop source over 80% of their 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 season from Port Edgar Shop, and whether you’re planning your seasonal wardrobe or looking for a special accessory to brighten an outfit, Joyce Paton clothing boutique have everything you need to look your best.
Offering value for money and friendly customer service, Caledonia Scotia Kiltmakers are 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 buy and part exchange old and new highland outfits and accessories.
Gift Shops & 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.
After a period of closure, the popular local shop, Ferry Fair Book Shop is once again a welcome sight on the High St. 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.
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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 water colour paintings to fabulous 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.
From food & drink with waterside views to a year-round programme of family-friendly events, discover more about the delights of “The Ferry” in our Guide to South Queensferry >