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Page last updated: 14/11/2013

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Craigleith Shops

 

Shops at the intersection of Craigleith Hill Avenue and Craigleith Hill Crescent which have since disappeared and the buildings are now in domestic use.                 

There were three shops at this intersection.

North East corner was a Post Office and sweetie shop owned by a Millie Bennett and a grocers next door owned by a George Beaton.

Diagonally opposite was a licensed grocer called Turners.

The above information was given to me by  Roger McLuskey whose parents lived in the Avenue

 I AM IN THE PROCESS OF COLLECTING INFORMATION ON THE THREE SHOPS. ANYONE WHO HAS INFORMATION or PHOTOGRAPHS PLEASE GET IN TOUCH.

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The other shops in Craigleith were as listed below and were demolished to make way for the entrance into what is now the CRAIGLEITH SHOPPING PARK

Photograph (A)  showing 1,2,3, and 4 taken before the 1993 development of Craigleith Retail Park and photograph (B) of the same area which is now the entrance  THE CRAIGLEITH SHOPPING PARK   taken in 2004. (C) was taken circa 1992 showing the location of 5,6,7,8 and 9

The shops in (A) from left to right are, as far as I can remember:

  1. DIY Workshop (Tom Sawyer)
  2. Post Office
  3. Morrison's Grocer who won Grocer of the Year 1968:
  4. Newsagents, Toys, Confectionary Shop
  5. Licensed Grocer (Could have been connected with Morrisons)
  6. John Nicol (Plumbers and Builders)
  7. DIY and Garden Centre (Connected to Tom Sawyer)
  8. The Wool Shop (Ivy's)
  9. The DIY wood store and garden materials

    Morrisons Grocer - on opening day