30 June 2011
Bit confused - the map seems to indicate that this is the slightly larger branch by Pilrig Street, but then someone mentioned it being 24hours, which is the small branch slightly further down Leith Walk. Anyway, none of this matters since both of them are ace. I adore all the staff in the Pilrig Street branch (the one next to Cash Converters) as they are all, without exception incredibly helpful and totally lovely. They're the best shop in this part of town for bits and bobs for dinner on the way home from work. I despise Tesco and everything they stand for, and whilst they seem to be trying to take over Leith, I, for one, will be standing my ground and sticking with ScotMid, the fact that they're a co-operative, and the fact that they're not capitalist b*ards. And they're also lovely. Hurrah for them.
9 March 2010
Since this Scotmid was redone about 18 months ago there has been a massive difference and it's so much better.
Far more selection and clean lookig now and organised, they even have the whole bakery thing going on at the front counter, although I think that's closed now its never manned anyway. I stop in here nearly everyday on the way home to get milk or bread or some such other thing for dinner to the point where one of the shop assistants knows me now and says hi everytime I'm in.
The only downside is the line is always pretty long to the point where I often see people come in and walk back out again and personally I always forget to grab a basket which I find myself regretting after 5 minutes.
Friendly service and easy to find things, they are always stocked up which is good even in the fruit and veg section and Scotmid does their own brand of massive (I'm talking the size of your hand here) spring rolls which are gorgeous!
As well as bajis and they do the best haggis pizza, which sounds gross but its gorge, and the haggis just looks like mince meat actually, and to be honest its the only way I have ever or will ever eat Haggis, now thats a glowing review.
19 November 2008
This place drives me up the wall sometimes but it really is convenient. Some days there will inexplicably be no fresh fruit or vegetables, often there is no sliced bread and more frequently than you would ever imagine necessary there seem to be renovations going on in store. However, for those of us who walk past every day on the way home from work it really is handy and it is refreshing to visit a supermarket that still pretty much just sells food, fags and booze rather than the televisions, bikes and washing machines on offer in some of Scotmid’s out of town counterparts.
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