Move to Shawfair and the natural world is your oyster.

Whether you love beaches, woodland walks, family cycles, a game of football or cheering from the sidelines, Shawfair has lots to offer. And there’s so much more across the Lothians, from country parks and adventure playgrounds to restaurants, bars and excellent shopping.

TOWN CENTRE

Shawfair town centre will be a beacon for the entire community, providing an attractive hub for shopping, meeting up with colleagues, friends or family, or enjoying a drink or a meal.  Spanning music and theatre, markets and festivals, exhibitions and sporting events, there will be something for everyone.

Public buildings will offer schools, libraries, nursery education and health centres - cleverly linked with shops, offices and places to eat.  A mix of residential homes will also feature, so people can enjoy the convenience of living in the heart of a thriving community.

MASTERPLAN

Shawfair has been carefully designed so that the overall look and feel of the buildings, amenities and homes blend perfectly together.  Even the water course ponds – designed to help drainage – encourage biodiversity.

Landscaped open spaces, and an excellent network of cycle and walking paths stretch across Shawfair, providing ample opportunities for families and friends to meet up, either informally or for planned community events.

Our objective is to encourage communities to be more active and to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible, giving a real sense of wellbeing and enjoyment.

NEIGHBOURS

Shawfair is within easy reach of lots of local attractions, covering a range of interests - from coastline and beaches to hills and woodland, from shopping destinations and museums to adventure playgrounds and castles.

Neighbouring attractions:

  • Dalkeith Country Park Dalkeith Country Park features Fort Douglas adventure park and Restoration Yard Store, Café and Wellbeing Lab as well as miles of country walks.

  • Craigmillar Castle Craigmillar Castle, famously home to Mary Queen of Scots, is one of the many Historic Scotland attractions in the area.

  • National Mining Museum National Mining Museum Scotland celebrates the rich industrial heritage of the area.

  • Newhailes House & Gardens Newhailes House & Gardens, a National Trust property on an impressive estate with a new adventure play park.

  • Portobello Beach Portobello Beach is an award-winning beach perfect for swimming, sunbathing and exploring the unique town centre.

  • Fort Kinnaird retail park Fort Kinnaird Retail Park is Edinburgh’s top retail destination boasting over 70 shops, restaurants and a 7-screen cinema.

  • Pentland Hills Regional Park Pentland Hills Regional Park offers over 100km of waymarked walking paths.

SURROUNDING AREA

Explore the area surrounding Shawfair and plan your days out using the websites linked below.

  • Visit Midlothian, for attractions including Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World and Rosslyn Chapel.

  • Visit East Lothian, known as Edinburgh’s coast and countryside, for attractions such as award-winning beaches, National Museum of Flight and numerous golf courses.

  • This is Edinburgh, the official guide to Edinburgh including information on events, exhibitions and festivals.

  • Scottish Borders, for attractions such as 7stanes Glentress Mountain Bike Trails, Floors Castle and St Abb’s Head Nature Reserve.