The Shuttle: Community Extra – LATEST UPDATES

*********LATEST UPDATES 14/05/20 –  look for the blue text********

 The Shuttle ‘Community Extra’ will be available online giving lots of  information about services from our local  shops, deliveries in the Edinburgh area and useful information generally.


Marchmont St Giles’ Church is very keen to support our local businesses and have compiled a list of local businesses which are still open.

Please Note the following:

  • All information is correct at time of printing
  • Do not touch items unless you are committed to buying them.
  • Do not enter if you show any of the following symptoms; flu-like symptoms, high temperature or new continuous cough. It is vital that we protect all keyworkers, other customers and ourselves.
  • Observe social distancing guidelines and instructions from retailers
  • Where possible shop on your own
  • Many shops are short-staffed so please be patient, SMILE and say THANK YOU!

Local Pharmacies

Marchmont Pharmacy – open Mon – Fri from 10am- 1pm and 2pm – 5pm and Sat 9am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 3.30pm. Only 2 people allowed in shop at one time , please allow more time for your prescription to be made up and only call (0131 228 6677) if necessary.

Kings Pharmacy – open Mon – Fri from 10am- 1pm and 2pm – 5pm and Sat 9am – 1pm. Only 2 people allowed in shop at one time , please allow more time for your prescription to be made up and only call (0131 447 2198) if necessary.

Steven Ward Pharmacy – open Mon – Fri from 10am- 1pm and 2pm – 5pm and Sat 9am – 1pm. Only 2 people allowed in shop at one time , please allow more time for your prescription to be made up and only call (0131 447 9610) if necessary.

For up-to-date information please go to

Local Shops

Marchmont Hardware – Keys cut here! Open Wed and Frid from 11am – 3pm. Only 2 people allowed in at one time and follow one way system following social distancing guidelines. Delivery service available to those who are vulnerable/self-isolating –email or call 07810713007 .

Fraser McLeod Greengrocer/Deli – open 7am- 6pm Mon – Sat but unable to do deliveries. Shop well stocked with fruit, vegetables, pasta and deli items (0131 452 9786)

New Leaf Co-op Wholefoods – Check website for opening days and hours. Can shop online via their website and collect food from shop. Very comprehensive instructions and information on . Customers not allowed in shop but counter access at door. For people with no internet access there are order forms and pens available from the door, fill in and hand back. Looking at contactless deliveries. (0131 228 8548)

Margiottas (Warrender Park Road) – open 7am – 11pm Customers welcome but please obey retailers instructions. Looking at providing delivery services for elderly, vulnerable and self-isolated. Check website/facebook for updated information (0131 228 6791)

Avenue Stores – open Mon – Sun 6.30am – 8pm. Loads of new bedding plants available here. Well stocked convenience store and can deliver in the EH9 area only. Please call Mon – Fri between 9am and 12pm, have your order ready and payment details and they will endeavour to deliver the same day (0131 668 3274) 

Cork and Cask Wine Shop – Stockists of Jump Ship Brewing’s alcohol free Yardarm and Flying Colours (a new alcohol free pale ale). Kiosk at shop door now open from 12 to 7pm either for purchases or collection of online/telephone orders. Open Monday – Saturdays. or call 0131 447 7721 or 136 Marchmont Road

Scotmid – Both shops (Warrender Park Road – 0131 229 8195 and Marchmont Road 0131 447 0353) closing at 10pm each night. Well stocked and ask customers to behave in a respectful manner.

Sainsburys – open till 9pm each night – well stocked. (0131 446 0096)

Post Offices –

  • Grange Road – open Mon – Frid 9.00am – 1.00pm and Sat – 9am – 12.00pm
  • Blackford Avenue – open Mon – Sun 7am – 1pm

*Times are subject to change and customers are asked to only do essential transactions.

Newspapers – deliveries are also available via local newsagents. To find a local delivery, visit or call 0800 980 6907

Takeaways – Please order through Local outlets include Wokness (Chinese), Café Artista, (Italian) Kasbah (Indian) with a wide selection of other choices available on the website.

Delivery boxes with personal recommendations

www.charlesstamperonline – “excellent box of veg supplied” fruit and veg boxes and other fresh and tinned items available. – check they deliver in your area– “good value for money” £30 box of essentials which should feed 2 adults for a week and chosen by staff. Meat or vegetarian options are available.

Also Gluten free box now available

Supporting our little artisan shops as well as big ones

In addition to the above listings we have heard of lots of smaller shops offering deliveries of their goods. Have included some different items in case your taste buds are looking for something a bit more interesting.

Enjoy a beer or two but not the alcoholic content then try Jump Ship’s Yard Arm lager “(truly awesome” – Scottish Field) and their new ale Flying Colours brewed by Sonja Mitchell, a member here at Marchmont St Giles’. Available online or at Cork and Cask and various other outlets. *Highly recommended!!!* are delivering boxes of fruit, vegetables and a selection of dairy, store cupboard and fresh food. Order by 4.30pm for next day delivery in Edinburgh.

Breadshare Community Interest Company is a non-profit social enterprise whose mission is to promote real bread made with organic products is delivering fresh bread daily – just check website for delivery in your postcode.

Twelve Triangles are delivering artisan bread, pastries, larder and fridge goods etc from Tuesday – Saturday. Order for next day delivery. Minimum order £15.

Smith and Gertrude,  a wine bar in Stockbridge, are offering S&G@Home. They are offering free delivery of one of their “weekend” packs between Thursday and Sunday so if you are missing your favourite wine bar then this could be for you.

Civerinos are offering a range of pizza slices, 14″ or 20″ pizzas and  Dough-it at home activity kit which lets you make you own pizzas – great of you have kids as you can divide the raw dough up and everyone can make their own. Activity kits are for 2 (£10) or 4 (£18) people and £10 will buy a Pay It Forward NHS pizza safely delivered with your message of support. So far 200 pizzas and 450 slices have been delivered in the last 3 weeks. Deliveries Tuesday – Saturday. Contact

Edinburgh Live ‘s website has a huge amount of info covering all sorts from restaurants and shops providing deliveries to @The Drive-In cinema shows which plan to be in Edinburgh at the beginning of August. Snacks delivered to your car on roller skates . sound comes through your radio. For more information on shops that deliver check out this link:

Stockbridge and Leith’s local markets are re-opening virtually on NeighbourFood – an online community which allows you to order food and produce from your favourite Farmers’ Market and then pick it up. Take you own bag, make contactless payment and pick up from the market collection point on Saunders Street

Edinburgh’s Farmer Market is closed at the moment but go to there website here you will find a list of suppliers who are providing deliveries.

If you are a fan of the restaurant “DINE” then this home delivery is for you. As from the 11th May you can order a 3 course meal for two/four including a bottle of wine for £47.50/£95 to be delivered on Friday and Saturday afternoons. This would make a lovely gift andcould be enjoyed virtually Ready mixed cocktails can also be ordered and arrive in in a home-cocktail pourer (minimum order of £20). Menu available to order online up to 2 weeks in advance. Highly recommended!!

Nearly forgot! The Globetrotter chippy has reopened on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm – 9pm. Call 0131 229 3522

Karine’s Epicerie Deli at 376 Morningside Road is now open Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 9am – 4pm for take-away service only. Speciality French products, home-made breads, macarons, wines and fabulous cheese and charcuterie. Also provide luxury hampers for a special gift which can be delivered. Call 0131 447 8877 to order and then collect.

La Boulange Bakery  (La Barantine) at 10 Bruntsfield Place is re-opening from Monday 4th May from 9am – 1pm Monday – Saturday selling artisan bread pastries and cakes.

Sodaberg are accepting orders for sourdough bread, cakes, etc on Thursday 9th April for delivery on Friday 10th  April.

Bross Bagels are offering fresh bagels (suitable for freezing) and deli fillings at and click on deliveries and then each section as required. Order by 5pm for free delivery (minimum £20 spend)  2 days hence.

Mathieson’s Butchers are providing a local (6 miles) delivery service especially for those who are vulnerable, self isolating or worried about leaving the house. Call 0131 667 2143, place your order and it will be delivered the following day between 3 and 5pm. You can also order by phone and collect the following day – opening hours are 8am – 3pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8am – 1pm Wednesday and Saturday. Only 2 people in shop at one time and if ordering try to order enough for 7 – 10 days. Orders for Easter lamb being taken.

Saunderson’s Butchers are offering home deliveries to EH1 – EH17. Call 0131 229 8348 on Monday – Friday between 10am and 2pm for free deliveries Tuesday – Saturday. Payment taken over the phone and contactless delivery.

Cook Delivery slots reserved for vulnerable and self isolated and NHS staff. Free delivery for orders over £40 – 0131 447 1736 or shop online. Click and collect available online and collect from  2 hours – 7 days after placing order.

Welsh Fishmongers are providing a home delivery service of fresh, smoked and frozen fish products along with some deli items. Call 0131 552 5883 or email

Eddies Fish Shop is also open again and has lots of fresh fish and shellfish available from 10 – 3pm Tuesday through to Saturday.

Sheila’s Fish Shop, 102 Marchmont Crescent, is now open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm and 9am – 1pm on Saturdays. All fish hand filleted and home-smoked. Kiosk at door and non-contact sales. 0131 452 9764.

For other important members of our families

Hill-Lord & Co pet shop at 35 Bruntsfield Place are open from 10am – 4pm Monday  – Saturday and deliver locally. They have a wide range of  items for  a wide range of pets. Call 0131 229 6655 to order. 

Veterinary practices are asking that you phone them if you have concerns about your pets and they will do their best to advise you and if necessary make an appointment for you to be seen by a vet. Please do not let any animal suffer unnecessarily.

For the gardeners amongst you

Grow Urban – a recently opened plant shop are offering deliveries of plants in the Edinburgh area along with ancillary items relating to pot plants. Open Monday – Friday 12 – 5pm or email 0131  466 4117.

Pentland Plants are doing home deliveries including bedding plants but check website first as they have been overwhelmed with orders and ask for your patience. Please wait until they are open for orders again. Order no is 0131 440 3455/email

Dobbies are still doing online deliveries but ask people to be aware that they will take longer than usual. Customer service for further advice 0131 663 6778.

Caledonian are offering free delivery in Edinburgh area of flat pack raised bed kits and assorted peat-free soils, mulch, bark etc available in small and large bags.

For those crafters amongst you

Hobbycraft are doing deliveries of crafting items but ask for your patience as they are extremely busy.

More useful information

Disclaimer: Please note all the following information is collated from the public domain and is noted here for your convenience.

A reminder that Tap into IT are offering their Remote Computer Support online at or call Mike Ellis on 07505555011/01312285716. If you know anyone who is over 65 and struggling with anything IT related or would like help getting set up with Skype, Zoom or online shopping then get in touch. They also offer free tech support for your device – check their facebook page for more details.

HEX, at 14 Home Street, are providing all essential repairs for your smartphone, tablet and computer. Temporary opening hours are Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm. Social distancing observed with one person in shop at any time. Call 0131 221 1117. Highly recommended!

Got an old computer/tablet/iphone you know longer require then  contact to donate. They will refurbish, deliver and offer phone support to get reconnected with society and improve their health and wellbeing. Check their facebook page or website for further details or call 0131 569 0525.

Council Information

Lothian Buses are changing their service timetable as from Sunday 17th May after analysing customer travel patterns on order to meet the needs of keyworkers as far as possible. . Check their website/app to learn more and check new timetables.


Kerbside glass collections (blue boxes) have been reinstated as have  brown garden waste bins from 12th May – check your collection dates on the council website.

Bonfires/burning of garden waste has been banned for the foreseeable future to help keep the air as clean as possible for those with lung conditions.