Popular running gear chain opens its first Scottish shop in Edinburgh’s New Town

Popular UK running gear chain has opened the doors of its first Scottish shop proudly located at the vibrant Queensferry Street in Edinburgh’s New Town area. Apart from selling premium sporting gear, Up & Running, on 20 Queensferry Street, aims to bond the local running community with its free weekly Social Run Group and regular 5k runs around the city. READ MORE – Stripogram ban for East Lothian stag and hen parties under new rules

This year, the independent business that started in the North Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. Being UK’s largest independent running shop, the company specialises in running shoes, technical kits and running accessories for men, women and juniors. Despite having 29 shops across the UK, the new New Town spot is the chain’s first Scottish shop.

Discussing the news, the founder of Up & Running, Gillian Macfarlane, said: “Scotland holds a very special place in my heart as its where I was born and grew up. It’s long been an ambition to open a store here, so I’m pleased to finally be realising this ambition in what is such a milestone year for Up & Running. “Edinburgh is a beautiful city with a thriving running community and is well known for its longstanding Edinburgh Marathon.

For these reasons, it felt like a good fit for Up & Running, and we can’t wait to meet local runners and play a part in their running journey.” The opening hours of the new shop are: Mon – Fri: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Sat: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Sun: 10:30am – 4:30pm

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