We’ll try and cover Spurtleshire one street at a time over the next few days, but if you have news or developments please let us know and we’ll update this page as we go along. 

Following statements by the Prime Minister and First Minister on 20 March, responsible bars, theatres, cinemas, gymns, leisure centres and restaurants are closed. However, some restaurants are permitted to serve carry-outs.

Other businesses than those listed below are closed or operating. For now, we simply report those posting revised arrangements to their doors or windows.

[For information on Stockbridge retailers compiled by a local resident there, visit this link.]
BROUGHTON STREET (updated 28.3.20) Food/drink shops confirmed open on 28.3.20 are highlighted in cyan.
Apple Pharmacy: one customer allowed in at a time. Premises closed for 45 minutes each day (13:00–13:45) for deep clean and staff lunch.
Artisan Roast: Beans delivered to your door. Order at CONTACTLESS PAYMENT PREFERRED.

Asti: closed.

Barony Bar: closed until further notice.

The Broughton: closed.

Café Piccante: closed.

Crombie’s: Sunday operations suspended. CONTACTLESS PAYMENT ONLY. Shop open. Delivermoo service now available for self-isolating carnivores in EH1–EH17: Tel. 557 0111. Website temporarily suspended.

fed!: closed.

Le Roi Fou: closed.

Lifestyle Express: open.

London Street Grocer: open.

Narcissus Flowers: Premises shut, but still processing orders. Tel. 478  7447 or via
Ox: closed.

Real Foods: CONTACTLESS PAYMENT ONLY. Shop open (15 customers at a time). Online sales to existing customers only. For updates, see

Signature of Thai: closed until further notice.

Soderberg: Home delivery via

Something Fishy: open.

Rollo: closed.

Vapour Lounge: closed.

Villeneuve Wines: closed.

Vino Wines: home deliveries. Tel. 225 6998 or email

White Witch: closed.

RODNEY STREET (updated 20.3.20)

Celadon 2U: carry-outs and deliveries only.

Bearded Baker: carry-outs only. Only four customers in the shop at a time.

Edinburgh Bicycle Coop: will remain open as an essential service, but expect delays.

Bob's Fish: closed until further notice. (updated 24.3.20)

The Beer Hive: closed for the next few days pending receipt of guidelines (updated 24.3.20).

Floritalia: orders accepted only online or by phone –, 07427 606550, 07564 273502.

O'Connor's: reduced opening hours – 11.00am–9.00pm, food served from 12pm–5pm.

Tesco, Broughton Road: all products limited to three per customer.

CANONMILLS (updated 20.3.20)

De Giorgio Caffe: Pre-ordered carry-outs available (please order as early as possible) – 624 4666 or message on Facebook at Di Giorgio Caffe.

Bluebird Café: cash only.

Blue Bear: closed.

St Columba's Hospice: revised opening hours, 1200pm–3.00pm.

Napier Bathrooms: showrooms open for private appointments only, seven days a week, day and evening. Consultations available by Facetime and Skype. Contactable at enquiry@napierinteriors or 07958 426255.

Canonmills Newsagent: Newspapers and household groceries delivered to those who are self-isolating. Safety guidelines carefully followed. Phone 556 1461 or 07955 964681 or 07805 36451. For NHS staff, 15% discount (excluding lottery and cigarettes).


McNaughtan’s Bookshop: premises closed but contact website for enquiries and orders,
Kahani: home deliveries, 558 1947.

Edinburgh Playhouse: closed until 27 April. For updates visit

Cosmo: closed ‘out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and wellbeing of all our staff and customers’.

Frankie & Benny’s: closed.

Vue: closed.

Toppings Bookshop: still open but spring events moved to the autumn. Book deliveries to your door. For details visit or Tel. 546 4202.

John Lewis: closed from 23.3.20 until further notice. Staff redeployed to Waitrose.

Tesco: closed between 11.00pm and 6.00am. Items limited to three per person.

ELM ROW (updated 21.3.20)

Valvona & Crolla: PAYMENT BY CARD ONLY.

Lindsay & Gilmour: reduced opening hours – 10.00am–1.00pm, 2.00pm–5.00pm. No hand sanitiser, face masks, paracetamol, or thermometers in stock.

CALTON HILL (updated 21.3.20)

The Gardener’s Cottage: closed until 6 April.

Collective: closed until further notice. For updates visit

The Lookout: closed until further notice. For updates visit

Howie’s: closed until 20 March.


Victoria Barbers: appointments only – 07714 749295.

Bethany Shop: closed.

Tribe Yoga: closed.

Costa: takeaway only.

McDonald Road Library: closed until further notice. No fines or room-hire charges for the present. E-books, audio-books, newspapers and magazines remain available online:




Lucky Yu Canteen: collection or carry-out only.

Private Shop: ‘Please use hand wipes provided as soon as you enter. Thanks.’

Elm Row Barber Shop: closed.

Pera: collection or free delivery available.

Garlands: maximum of three people in the shop at one time.


Walnut: ‘closed for holidays’, reopen on 25.3.20

Starbucks Coffee: carry-outs only. NO CASH.

Scotmid: closing at 10.00pm.

White Sushi: carryouts only.

Leith Walk Gallery: closed until further notice – enquiries Tel. 07854 198915

Lloyd’s Pharmacy: closed between 9.00am and 10.00pm, 1.00pm and 2.00pm, 5.00pm and 6.00pm.

Golden Ambal: carry-outs and home deliveries only.

Bodega Leith: pick-up and delivery menu available 5.00pm–9.00pm, Tel. 555 1423.

Tesco Express: closed from 11.00pm–6.00pm.

Scotmid (McDonald Rd): early closing.

EAST CLAREMONT STREET (updated 22.3.20)

Claremont Food and Wine: Only two customers in the shop at one time. Home deliveries of groceries for those 'vulnerable and at high risk'. Tel. 556 7853.

DUNDAS STREET (updated 23.3.20)

Archipelago: only three people in the shop at one time. CARD PAYMENTS ONLY.

Blush & Blue: telephone appointments only – Tel. 558 7755,

Dickins: office closed but open for business, Tel. 558 1108.

&gallery: To book an appointment, contact or Tel. 0771 285545.

Fine Art Society: appointment only,, Tel. 557 4050.

Dundas Street Gallery: ‘West Towar the Light’ exhibition has now gone online at
The Scottish Gallery: collections and appointments only.

GP-Plus: appointment only.

Belvoir: closed for foreseeble future.

Tesco Express: closed from 10.00pm to 6.00am.

Gibson Kerr: closed.

Salento: Closed, but offering help to the vulnerable – e.g. cook, shop, dog walk. Tel. 07866 382658.

Stich and Repair: Open, 10.00am–4.00pm, Mon–Sat. To collect or drop-off at other times, phone 07858 212930.

Unicorn Antiques: closed.

Dundas Veterinary Group: keep your distance; wash hands before visiting; one person per pet; use hand gel when entering and leaving; bring your own pen. Don’t enter if you’ve recently come from a high-risk area or are having symptoms, or have a chronic illlness or are immune compromised; people in these categories should phone first to discuss. ‘Our dedicatged team of Vets, Nurses and Receptionists will always be here to help your pets.’


Nomadic Street Food: closed.

Cuckoo’s Bakery: closed.

Caffeine: closed.

Cattitude Boutique: closed.

HOWE STREET (updated 23.3.20)

Nova Pizza: carry-outs only. 20 per cent discount on each order placed via telephone. You will be given a pick-up time. Also, deliveries by Deliveroo.

Hadden Rankin: please knock to access.

Handbag Heaven: sales via Facebook.

Future Property Auctions: closed.

Sainsbury Local: ‘Please be considerate in the way you shop’ and keep your distance from staff and other customers. Grocery items – 3 units per customer;  loo roll, soap, UHT milk – 2 units per customer; pain relief and cold/flu remedies – 2 units per customer.

Sally: CARD PAYMENTS ONLY. Sold out of sanitser.

Papavero: carry-outs only. Tel. 225 8204.

Homer: closed. Sales via Ring doorbell for collections.

Bon Papillon:  café closed. If waiting for framing, ‘we will contact you’.

McAree Brothers: Internet service only –

The Edinburgh Practice: as normal but remotely via

Tribe Yoga: closed.

Leo’s Beanery: closed.

Broughton Street