About Edinburgh North West
About the area
North West Edinburgh follows a coastal route with South Queensferry at its centre, before heading inland to include communities such as Dalmeny, Newbridge, Ratho Station, and Gogar, with Hermiston on its western boundary. This eclectic mix on the edge of Edinburgh city offers its residents an array of amenities with regard to everyday living requirement, as well as presenting some superb opportunities to take time out for rest and recreation.
Growth and development
There was a very comprehensive report put out by DTZ on West Edinburgh Developments regarding the Socio economic and Impact Analysis of the evolution of Murray Estates. Part of this major undertaking will encompass districts of North West Edinburgh such as Gogar; key objectives of the Framework include but are not limited to: “improving the general level of amenity for the communities”, “investment into a more efficient, effective and sustainable transport system” and quality housing.
This region of Scotland is zoned to become a very strategic growth point, contributing towards the Scottish economy, with key commercial sites being developed; all the while with environmental considerations towards the Greenbelt land in its vicinity.
Lifestyle and entertainment
Schooling and medical facilities are always high on the list when families are looking to relocate to a new area; both primary and secondary education is well catered to within the vicinity of North West Edinburgh in areas such as South Queensferry, Kirkliston, Ratho Station and Broomhouse Road.
A good range of premier restaurants, bistros and cocktail bars, such as the Boat House on the shores of the River Forth, are situated throughout; an upbeat atmosphere can be enjoyed at these establishments.
Culture fans will be happy to know that Dalmeny House is just two miles from Dalmeny train station (8 miles from the centre of Edinburgh city). Housed within is a marvellous collection of French 18th Century furniture and porcelain, along with Napoleonic portraits and memorabilia as well as various artworks circa 16th through to 19th century. This grand home is owned, and lived in, to this day by the Roseberry family.
Agricultural roots are strong in North West Edinburgh with the well-attended, annual Royal Highland Show being held in Ingliston. The Royal Highland Centre, a truly unique Scottish venue, and has a calendar of events taking place throughout the year such as the Scottish Motorcycle Show and Eat, Drink, Discover Scotland – a celebration of Scottish food and drink.
Find your home in North West Edinburgh
Finding trusted property experts can be difficult when considering that all-important decision to purchase a home.
However, with ESPC’s extensive knowledge of Edinburgh and its surrounds, the task of house-hunting in North West Edinburgh can be made easier; read through their weekly publications, check online with espc.com or visit one of the showrooms to discuss your requirements with their friendly and efficient staff.