Just south of Edinburgh, Shawfair is shaping up to be Scotland's best connected new town, with excellent road and rail links to Edinburgh, the Borders and beyond.

Shawfair offers country living on Edinburgh's doorstep, with a masterfully designed town centre taking shape, offering schools, offices, shops and places to eat and much more.

A network of cycle and walking paths help bring the community together with lots of landscaped green space, woodland and open water all around.

Use this website to learn more about Shawfair and what we have to offer in terms of living, working and relaxing in the area. Our map below will help you find out about local attractions, and you can take a closer look at the new homes that are springing up.

Stylized Shawfair Map

Get to know Shawfair

Discover the neighbourhood

From Dalkeith Country Park to Portobello Beach

Shawfair is perfectly positioned for great days out. Dalkeith Country Park is ten minutes away, with an amazing adventure park for the kids, and boutique shopping and culinary delights for everyone in the unique Restoration Yard. In the other direction, the beaches and coastline of Edinburgh and East Lothian beckon dog walkers, beachcombers and rock poolers. The National Mining Museum Scotland celebrates the rich heritage of mining in the area, so closely associated with communities in and around Shawfair.