The village of Kirkliston lies on the historic route which for thousands of years was the main route from Edinburgh to Linlithgow, Falkirk and Stirling often travelled by Scottish Royalty and a succession of invading English armies! Today, it enjoys a more peaceful existence separated from the suburbs by Green Belt but still very convenient for commuting to Edinburgh, Glasgow or indeed further afield.
The village itself has its own history as can be seen in the older Kirkliston properties which are mainly traditional cottages and buildings. Nowadays, however, there also are a number of modern housing developments on the outskirts of the village creating a happily balanced diversity.
Most daily requirements can be satisfied by the village's shopping facilities. Further local shopping is available at South Queensferry, some five minutes away by car. Major retail facilities are to be found close by at the Gyle Shopping Centre on the outskirts of Edinburgh or to the west of the village at Livingston's shopping centres - The Centre and The Livingston Designer Outlet. Add to that, all the amenities of Edinburgh city centre and you are spoiled for choice.
The advent of the motorway system which by-passes Kirkliston returned the village to its former quiet rural existence. It is, however, conveniently located for easy access links to the Edinburgh City Bypass and Scottish motorway network, The Forth Road Bridge and Edinburgh International Airport.