About Edinburgh South West
Edinburgh South West at glance*
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About the area
A series of small villages have blossomed over the years, forming interesting communities within the South West Edinburgh locale. Bordered on one side by natural landscapes, verging with the Pentland Hills Regional Park, and West Lothian on another, it has good access to major transport links with the likes of the A71, A720 and A702 surrounding this constituency.
With the city of Edinburgh just a few miles drive away, extensive retail opportunities are afforded to the residents of this enclave; however there is also a good variation of local shopping and amenities within the general area.
Growth and development
Local school children are in for a treat in Balerno as the beginning of the 3G Synthetic Pitch at Malleny Park began recently; the all-weather pitch will be perfect for sports such as football, rugby and athletics. Times for community access have already been issued, from November 2104 to May 2015, and details of these times can be found on the Balerno Community Council webpage
John Napier, 7th laird of Merchiston circa 15th Century, contributed hugely to laying the foundations of a knowledge-seeking, scientific culture that the city of Edinburgh and its surrounds are rooted in. The quest for education and discovery continues today, with people deciding on a move to this area of the UK based on the quality of education available.
Top locally-based employers take on graduates to service the financial industry, higher education, local and city councils as well as the North Sea oil rigs, to mention but a few.With regard to this, one of the factors to sustainable growth in the South West of the city must remain the education of the young business men and women of tomorrow; local councils aim to continue setting up good amenities which should encourage prospective home buyers to this region.
Lifestyle and entertainment
You don't have to wander far to find world-class facilities within South West Edinburgh; the Dalmahoy Marriot Hotel & Country Club in Kirknewton is a fine example. With a super golf course and Leisure club right on your doorstep, a weekend away need not call for hours of driving on the highway.
Currie has the advantage of The Gyle Shopping Centre within its vicinity and is a buzzing enclave with the main Heriot Watt University campus nearby. Juniper Green also boasts a fine golfing venue; the Baberton Gold Club was established in 1893 and is recognised as a challenging course, surrounded by scenic vistas of the Pentland Hills, the Forth Bridge and Edinburgh Castle.
Find your home in South West Edinburgh
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