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With Temple Village being located in a rural area, local amenities are quite scarce. Listed below are the nearest services offered in the area, however please get in touch if you are aware of any others. Use the following links as a shortcut.

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Shops

The closest shops are in Gorebridge, about 2 miles from Temple, with Costcutter and Scotmid as well as bakers, chemists and hairdressers. Brennans at Birkenside is Temple's closest shop, selling newspapers and groceries.

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Fruit Van

The Food Co-op is a non-profit making organisation run by staff and volunteers which aims to make quality fruit and vegetables accessible and affordable. The yellow van with it's Toot for Froot message on the side comes to Temple on a Friday around about 10-10.30, stopping at various points through the village. Carrington, Borthwick and Middleton are also on its Friday run. Very reasonable prices and a good variety of fruit and veg.
For further details call the van on 0785 578 2714 or the office on 01875 823 922. This project is partly funded by NHS Lothian, Midlothian Council, EU and the Big Lottery Fund.

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Transport

The public transport options in the Temple area are very limited, with the nearest buses only coming as close as Birkenside. To get you the last few miles home, you will need to rely on a taxi.

  • Lothian Buses run three services that stop at Birkenside, the 3 and 3A (to Wester Hailes) and 29 (to Silverknowes). Both routes go via Cameron Toll and Princes Street with the 3 and 3A going via Dalkeith. The journey to Central Edinburgh takes about 40 minutes for the 29 and an hour for the 3 and 3A.
  • First Bus has a service that stops at Birkenside, the X95 which run from Edinburgh to Carlisle every half hour and can take anything from about 40 minutes- 1 hour to Edinburgh. The timetable can be found view a link on the First Bus website.
  • Edinburgh Black Cabs to the Temple area are usually about £25-35.
    Taxis are available to order in Gorebridge.
  • For several decades, there has been a campaign to reopen the Edinburgh Waverley rail line from Edinburgh to Galashiels. On 15th March 2005, The Scottish Executive finally agreed to provide funding for the re-establishment of passenger rail services between Edinburgh and Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders, with the first trains running in 2008. This includes a station in Gorebridge with a service to Edinburgh taking around 30 minutes. Further details can be found on the Waverley Railway Project website.

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Churches

You might think with a name like Temple, there would be a local church close by. Although there were once 3 churches in Temple, one is now in ruins, another is now privately owned, and the other is now the village hall. Therefore the nearest churches in the area are:

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Libraries

A mobile libary visits the village once a week every Thursday between 10:00-10:30am.
Gorebridge Library is located at Hunterfield Road, Tel: 01875 820630

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Vets

ICR Butt & Partners Vets
13 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge
EH23 4TP
01875 821088 - Appointments and 24 Hour Emergency Service
www.loanheadvets.co.uk

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Leisure centres

Gorebridge Leisure Centre, Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge,EH22 4TX, Tel: 01875 821739.

Newbattle Swimming Pool, 113 Main Street, Newtongrange. Tel: 0131 561 5340.

The Lasswade Centre, Eskdale Drive, Bonnyrigg, EH19 2LA, 0131 271 4533.

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Food

The closest restaurants or take-aways are located in Gorebridge where you can find Indian, Chinese or Chips!

Morelli's
Pizza, Pasta, Kebabs, Chip Suppers
3 Main Street
Gorebridge
01875 823815
Orchid
Chinese Takeaway
11 Main Street
Gorebridge
01875 820616
India Gate
Tandoori Restaurant
4 Newtonloan Toll
Gorebridge
Opening Hours: 5:30pm-10:00pm
01875 820099/825978
The Bombay Spice
Indian & Bangladeshi Takeway
55 High Street
Bonnyrigg
Opening Hours: 5.00pm-11:30pm
0131 663 5050
Pias Pizzeria
Pizza, Pasta, Kebabs, Chip Suppers
2 Polton Street
Bonnyrigg
0131 663 8608
Kwei Lin
Restaurant Takeaway
116 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge
Opening Hours: 4:30pm-11:30pm, closed Tuesdays
01875 823298/823988
New Wong
Chinese Takeaway
29 Main Street
Gorebridge
Opening Hours: 4:30pm-11:30pm, closed Tuesdays
01875 820386

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Banks

Bank Of Scotland 55 Main Street
Gorebridge
EH23 4BX
Monday, Thursday & Friday
09.15-12.30/13.30-16.45
ATM
Bank Of Scotland 24 High Street
Bonnyrigg
EH19 2AA
Monday: 09.00 - 17.00
Tuesday: 09.00 - 17.00
Wednesday: 10.00 - 17.00
Thursday: 09.00 - 17.00
Friday: 09.00 - 17.00
Saturday: 09.00 - 12.00
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Bank Of Scotland 163A John Street
Penicuik
EH26 8AT
Monday: 09.00 - 17.00
Tuesday: 09.00 - 17.00
Wednesday: 09.30 - 17.00
Thursday: 09.00 - 17.00
Friday: 09.00 - 17.00
Saturday: 09.00 - 12.00
ATM
Clydesdale Bank 102 High Street
Dalkeith
EH22 1HZ
0131 663 2209
Monday: 9.15 - 4.45
Tuesday: 9.15 - 4.45
Wednesday: 9.45 - 4.45
Thursday: 9.15 - 4.45
Friday: 9.15 - 4.45
ATM
Clydesdale Bank 28 High Street
Penicuik
EH26 8HW
01968 674664
Monday: 9.15 - 4.45
Tuesday: 9.15 - 4.45
Wednesday: 9.45 - 4.45
Thursday: 9.15 - 4.45
Friday: 9.15 - 4.45
ATM
The Royal Bank of Scotland 131 Main Street
Newtongrange
EH22 4PF
0131 663 3271
Monday - Friday 9.15am - 4.45pm
ATM
The Royal Bank of Scotland 6 High Street
Bonnyrigg
EH19 2AA
0131 663 7447
Monday - Friday 9.15am - 4.45pm
ATM
The Royal Bank of Scotland 42 John Street
Penicuik
EH26 8AB
01968 672686
Monday - Friday 9.15am - 4.45pm
ATM

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Last updated: 8 March, 2015 Search This Website © Temple Village Website 2013