Shop locally


What we do at Heriot-Watt makes a real difference to the wider community, and we encourage our students and staff to shop locally where possible.

A bustling high street makes for a stronger local economy, and in environmental terms buying regional produce cuts down on high-carbon-footprint food miles and needless waste packaging.

You’ll often find that the quality of what you’re eating is better too, since it hasn’t been shipped half way round the world and covered in preservatives. Meanwhile, friendly knowledgeable staff in the businesses you’re supporting can make the whole shopping experience more enjoyable.

There are loads of great places nearby to try – we’ve made a list below.


30 minutes’ walk from campus, or Route 45 bus.

  • Scotmid supermarket
  • Post Office
  • Riccarton Arms pub
  • Chemist
  • Butcher

Juniper Green

On the 45 bus route, east from Currie.

  • Deli
  • Fish shop
  • Farmers market on the last Saturday of the month (The market is currently closed while the Juniper Green hall is being refurbished)
  • Royal Bank of Scotland


Balerno village is an easy cycle (especially on the way back!) west of Currie.

Edinburgh city

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