One of Scotland’s largest hospitality groups, Buzzworks Holdings, has today (Wednesday 3rd May) announced it will bring its flagship restaurant Scotts to South Queensferry, creating around 60 jobs for the town.

Set to open at the Port Edgar Marina, just outside of Edinburgh, the restaurant will be the dynamic, family run business’s first venture into the east of Scotland, offering fantastic food and drink in a world class setting, with views across the Forth’s three bridges.

Scotts, synonymous for its delicious dishes made from the best local ingredients available across the west of Scotland and beyond, will bring its relaxed all day dining and drinking offering to the recently refurbished marina, making it the perfect escape for discerning diners, whether locals or visitors to the area.

Due to open towards the end of 2017, the stunning seafront venue will be Buzzworks’ third Scotts restaurant, joining Scotts of Troon and Largs, complementing the company’s collection of eight other prestigious venues including Elliotts in Prestwick, Lido venues in Prestwick and Troon, The Treehouse in Ayr, The Longhouse in Kilmarnock, The Mill House in Stewarton, The Corner House in Kilwinning and newest venue The Coach House in Bridge of Weir.

Scotts has built up an enviable reputation over the past twelve years, delighting guests with locally landed seafood as well as being a proud member of the Scotch Beef Club, serving only the best steaks. In-house mixologists develop an enviable list of signature cocktails and carefully curated wine lists bolster the excellent drinks menu.


Kenny Blair, Buzzworks Holdings MD, said: “This is another ambitious step forward in our continued growth strategy as we branch out from the west of Scotland. The venue will not only bring a new dining experience to the area, but an opportunity for the local community to work with a company ranked 40th within The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.

“Buzzworks prides itself on the delicious food, serious cocktails and superb service we provide to customers, so it’s an exciting time for the business as we extend our portfolio to the east coast and take Scotts to South Queensferry. We can’t wait to begin fitting out the property.”

The creation of the restaurant also marks a milestone for operators Port Edgar Holdings, who took over the running of Port Edgar Marina from City of Edinburgh Council in April 2014.  The Council’s Edinburgh Leisure division had been running the marina since 1998.

Since taking over the facility, Port Edgar Holdings has been redeveloping the site, including refurbishing ancillary buildings, demolishing derelict structures to create more parking spaces, and dredging the harbour so it can take larger vessels and make the marina less dependent on the tide.

Russell Aitken, managing director at Port Edgar Marina, said: “Port Edgar has a rich and varied history and we’re making sure that it has an exciting future ahead of it.  We’re delighted that Buzzworks has chosen to locate its next restaurant at the marina, where diners will be able to enjoy quality food with stunning views of the Forth’s three bridges.”

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Buzzworks MD Kenny Blair