Many shops admit they have never done research into whether or not their customers like the music that they play. Presumably they just assume that, because it is so widespread, everyone must like it. Other businesses believe the research produced by the music industry, who clearly have a vested interest. They even spend vast amounts of money on music agencies who will choose "playlists" according to the "brand" they are perceived to be. They have no idea how much business they might be losing.

Not only do people tend not to complain when the music drives them out, but a lot of people don't even enter a shop with loud music. According to Julian Treasure from the Sound Agency, "One survey I know of found three in five people turning around at the door of a shop with loud music and not entering at all".

We are hoping to enlarge this list of muzac-free shops in Edinburgh. Please contact us if you know of other quiet shops we can add.

Art Shops

Fastframe 91-93 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4SD (tel: 0131 228 4505)

Greyfriars Art Shop 20 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ (tel: 0131 556 6565)

Greyfriars Art Shop 1 Greyfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ (tel: 0131 225 4600)

Banks

Barclays Bank Unit 2, 10-15 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AN (tel: 0345 734 5345)

Clydesdale Bank City 83 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES (tel: 0800 345 7365)

Clydesdale Bank Davidson Mains 33 Main Street, Edinburgh EH4 5BZ (tel: 0800 345 7365)

Clydesdale Bank Sighthill 12 Bankhead Avenue, Edinburgh, EH114HD (tel: 0800 345 7365)

TSB 28 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 2DS (tel: 0131 517 9998)

TSB 11 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JH (tel: 0131 517 9983)

TSB 59 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8LT (tel: 0131 517 9989)

TSB 165 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9AB (tel: 0131 517 9996)

TSB 16b Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, Lady Road, Edinburgh EH16 5PB (tel: 0131 517 9988)

TSB 26 West Maitland Street, Edinburgh EH12 5DY (tel: 0131 517 9997)

TSB 163 St John's Road, Edinburgh EH12 7SD (tel: 0131 517 9995)

TSB 210 Boswall Parkway, Edinburgh EH5 2LX (tel: 0131 517 9990)

TSB 134C Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 1AJ (tel: 0131 517 9982)

Bookshops

Amnesty Bookshop Edinburgh 12 Roseneath Street, Edinburgh EH9 1JH (tel: 0131 221 1596)

Edinburgh Bookshop 219 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4DH (tel: 0131 447 1917)

Waterstones West End 128 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AD (tel: 0131 225 3436)

Word Power Books 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB (tel: 0131 662 9112)

The Works 63 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2DF (tel: 0131 225 3192)

Clothes Shops

Primark 91-93 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2ER (tel: 0131 226 3443)

M&S (Outlet) Unit 7, Meadowbank Retail Park, London Road, Edinburgh EH7 5TS (tel: 0131 661 0418) Only play festive music at Christmas

Dentists

Marchmont Dental Care 35 Warrender Park Rd, Edinburgh EH9 1HJ (tel: 0131 229 5542)

Department Stores

John Lewis PLC St James Centre, Edinburgh EH1 3SP (tel: 0131 556 9121)

M&S (Craigleith) Unit 2, Craigleith Retail Park, Edinburgh EH4 2LN (tel: 0131 343 3641) Only play festive music at Christmas

M&S (Fort Kinnaird) Unit 6, Fort Kinnaird Retail Park, Edinburgh EH15 3RD (tel: 0131 669 1707) Only play festive music at Christmas

M&S (Gyle) 24a Gyle Avenue, Edinburgh EH12 9JS (tel: 0131 317 1333) Only play festive music at Christmas

M&S (Princes Street) 54 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2DQ (tel: 0131 225 2301) Only play festive music at Christmas

Doctors

Boroughloch Medical Practice 1 Meadows Place, Edinburgh EH9 1JZ (tel: 0131 229 7529)

Dalkeith Road Medical Practice 145 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 5HQ (tel: 0131 667 1289)

Gilmore Medical Practice Tollcross Health Centre, 10 Ponton Street, Edinburgh EH3 9QQ (tel: 0131 536 9800)

Grange Medical Group 1 Beaufort Rd, Edinburgh, EH9 1AG (tel: 0131 447 1646)
https://www.grangemedicalgroup.com/

Leven Medical Practice Tollcross Health Centre, 10 Ponton Street, Edinburgh EH3 9QQ (tel: 0131 536 9700)

Southfield Medical Practice Mountcastle Drive South, Edinburgh, EH15 3LL (tel: 0131 549 7340)

Fashion Accessories

Pariza 312 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4QH (tel: 0131 446 0011)

Furniture Shops

IKEA Straiton Road, Loanhead EH20 9PW (tel: 020 3645 0000)

Garden Centres

Klondyke Garden Centre Mortonhall, Frogston Road East, Edinburgh EH16 6TJ (tel: 0131 664 8698)

Gift Shops

Digger 35 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB (tel: 0131 6681802)

Historic Connections 173 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8BN (tel: 0131 556 5305)

Mulberry Bush Shop 77 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4AY (tel: 0131 447 5145)

Treasure Trove 23A Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DN (tel: 0131 220 1187)

Healthfoods

Hanover Health Foods 40 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 2DR (tel: 0131 225 4291)

Jan de Vries 39 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QW (tel: 0131 662 0250)

Jan de Vries 10B Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PG (tel: 0131 526 3990)

Kitchenware

Lakeland 55 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PJ (tel: 0131 220 3947)

Newsagents

McColls. Ten or more branches (includes R S McColl and Martin McColl)

W H Smith Cameron Toll, Unit 2, Edinburgh EH16 5PE (tel: 0131 672 3777)

W H Smith Edinburgh Coach Station, Edinburgh EH1 3DX (tel: 0131 557 5003)

W H Smith Gyle, Unit 14, Edinburgh EH12 9JT (tel: 0131 317 1771)

W H Smith Fort Kinnaird, Kinnaird Park, Edinburgh EH15 3RH (tel: 0131 669 9273)

W H Smith Waverley Station, Edinburgh EH1 1BB (tel: 0131 557 1175)

Opticians

Lyndsay Brown, 27b Marchmont Road, Edinburgh EH9 1HY (tel: 0131 229 8043)

Pharmacies

Boots Pharmacy 207-209 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4QT (tel: 0131 447 6188)

Kings Pharmacy 142 Marchmont Road, Edinburgh EH9 1AQ (tel: 0131 447 2198)

Lindsay and Gilmour 11, Elm Row, Edinburgh EH7 4AA (tel: 0131 556 4316)

Lindsay and Gilmour 257a Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8NY (tel: 0131 554 6591)

Lindsay and Gilmour 18-20 Comiston Road, Edinburgh EH10 5QE (tel: 0131 447 2336)

Lindsay and Gilmour 22 Hillhouse Road, Edinburgh EH4 2AG (tel: 0131 332 3602)

Lindsay and Gilmour 242a Crewe Road North, Edinburgh EH5 1LW (tel: 0131 552 4253)

Lindsay and Gilmour 37 Moredun Park Road, Edinburgh EH17 7ES (tel: 0131 664 2119)

Lindsay and Gilmour 6 Milton Road West, Edinburgh EH15 1LF (tel: 0131 669 1532)

Lindsay and Gilmour 107 Slateford Road, Edinburgh EH11 1QY (tel: 0131 337 3405)

Lloyds Pharmacy Ten or more branches.

Lorimer Pharmacy 153 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4AX (tel: 0131 447 2041)

Nuchem 173 Piersfield Terrace, Edinburgh EH8 7BR (tel: 0131 669 8109)

Semichem Cameron Toll Unit 34a, 6 Lady Road, Edinburgh EH16 5PB (tel: 0131 664 7605)

Semichem Corstorphine 189 St Johns Road, Edinburgh EH12 7SL (tel: 0131 334 9019)

Semichem Gorgie Road 233 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh EH11 1TU (tel: 0131 313 1544)

Semichem Leith 8-9 Newkirkgate, Edinburgh EH6 6AD (tel: 0131 554 4661)

Semichem Portobello 136-138 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 1AH (tel: 0131 657 1517)

Semichem Raeburn Place 35-39 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh EH4 1HX (tel: 0131 332 9791)

Semichem Wester Hailes Unit 32, Westside Plaza, Edinburgh EH14 2SW (tel: 0131 442 3183)

Stationery

Ryman 7-11 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BE (tel: 0131 668 1223)

Ryman 81 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4SD (tel: 0131 228 6213)

Supermarkets

ALDI 100 Gorgie Park Road, Edinburgh EH11 2QH (tel: 0844 406 8800)

ALDI Newhailes Road, Musselburgh EH21 6RE (tel: 0800 042 0800)

ALDI Portobello Hight St, Edinburgh EH15 1DW (tel: 0843 504 7263)

Farmfoods 191/193 Duddingston Park South, Edinburgh EH15 3EJ (tel: 0131 669 6226)

Farmfoods 647 Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH4 2TX (tel: 0131 332 7655)

Farmfoods 54 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9PT (tel: 0131 228 4151)

Farmfoods 13 New Kirkgate, Edinburgh EH6 6AB (tel: 0131 555 7171)

Farmfoods 76 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DT (tel: 0131 667 5564)

Farmfoods Wester Hailes Shopping Centre, Edinburgh EH14 2SW (tel: 0131 442 3795)

LIDL Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2EF (tel: 0800 977 7766)

LIDL 7 Drum Street, Edinburgh EH17 8QQ (tel: 0800 977 7766)

LIDL Logie Green Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HF (tel: 0843 504 8746)

LIDL Newhailes Road, Musselburgh EH21 6QD (tel: 0870 444 1234)

LIDL 35 Newkirkgate, Edinburgh EH6 6AA (tel: 0800 977 7766)

LIDL 56-58 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DT (tel: 0800 977 7766)

LIDL 100 Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh EH16 4DT (tel: 0800 977 7766)

LIDL Unit 1, Westside Plaza, Edinburgh EH142SW (tel: 0800 977 7766)

LIDL 160 West Granton Road, Edinburgh EH5 1PE (tel: 0800 977 7766)

Sainsbury's Ten or more branches. Most branches only play festive music at Christmas.

Tesco Ten or more branches. Most branches only play festive music at Christmas

Waitrose 38 Comely Bank Road, Edinburgh EH4 1AW (tel: 0131 332 6312)

Waitrose 145 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4AX (tel: 0131 447 6899

Travel Agents

Trailfinders Travel Centre 14 Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3AT (tel: 0131 243 2800)

Wholefoods

Jordan Valley 8 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DH (tel: 0131 557 5534)

Wholesale

Costco Wholesale Pentland Road, Edinburgh, EH20 9BY (tel: 0131 440 7078)

Every care has been taken in compiling this information but no liability can be accepted for any error, omission or alteration which may occur. Inclusion of an establishment does not imply recommendation.

Last updated November 2017

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