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This is where you'll find the latest updates on the pandemic as it evolves and we react to new Government guidance. The safety of our customers and colleagues is our first priority. Thank you for your support.

Current Midlothian Protection Level is 4

Following the First Minister’s announcement on 4th January, we will close Restoration Yard from 5th January. This means there will be no facilities available on site including bathrooms. However, takeaway treats will be available from The Cabin, outside the courtyard, daily from 9.30am. The Foodhall in The Store will re-open daily from Monday 1st March.

In need of some better news? Our Online Store is still fully functioning with a sale now on so you can still shop from home and get delivery. The Wellbeing Lab virtual timetable also re-launches on 11th January to help you find your zen and keep up your fitness levels during this latest lockdown.

Good to Go at Restoration Yard

What's open and when?


Temporarily closed. You can still shop online and get your products delivered - yipee! Plus there's a sale now on to bring some cheer. Up to 40% off women's fashion and 15% off other lines (excluding books, beauty and alcohol) using code 15%SALE at checkout.


Temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed.


The Cabin will be open for takeaway hot drinks and sweet treats from Saturday 6th February, daily from 9.30am. The Coffee Bar is temporarily closed.


Re-launching from 11th January with classes initially online. See the new timetable here.

Safety Measures

Please take some time to read our safety measures below when we re-open. We have a number of measures in place to help keep colleagues and customers safe. However, we need your help too in abiding by social distancing guidelines and sticking to the new systems. Thank you for your support - we can't wait to see you at Restoration Yard.


  • If you feel unwell or have been in contact with someone who has been unwell, please do not visit.
  • Please wear a face covering.
  • Please maintain social distancing and keep socially distant from other visitors and staff. You can still ask for help - just from a distance.
  • Please pay by card and use contactless payments where you can. We can't accept cash at this time.
  • We will operate one-way systems wherever possible. Please follow the signage.
  • We will have hand sanitiser stations at various points. Please use these.
  • We will have perspex screens at tills.
  • The toilets are for RY customers only.


  • A one-way system is in place. Please follow signage.
  • The entrance is the one you'd normally use for the Wellbeing Lab. The exit is via the Foodhall door.
  • We are limiting the number of customers in store at any one time.
  • Please wear a face covering.
  • The changing rooms are closed.
  • Please take a basket at the entrance.
  • Our Online Store will continue to offer delivery plus Click & Collect.


  • Online booking only. You can book online here.
  • We close at 6pm and cannot serve alcohol when in Level 3. Closed when in Level 4.
  • Your order will be taken at your table. To reduce contact we have a QR code in frames on your table that link you through to our website to look at our menus. If you'd like to look at these in advance, you can view these here: breakfast menu | lunch menu.
  • Tables can be booked for a maximum of six people from two households, in line with Government recommendations, regardless of age. Under 12's are included in the part of six.
  • We will have a one-way system as much as possible in place with entrances and exits.
  • We will stagger dining times as much as we can, but there might be a small queue outside from time to time and we ask customers to be patient and understanding of this and to follow the queue lines.
  • We will operate indoor dining with less than two-metre distancing but it will still be spacious and safe.
  • All our team will serve wearing masks.
  • Please pop your mask on if moving from your table, such as going to the bathroom.
  • The bathrooms are two-way and we ask you to maintain social distancing.

THE WELLBEING LAB (classes will begin again in January online)

  • Maximum of 8 participants in the Wellbeing Lab, socially distanced.
  • Maximum of 30 for outdoor classes, socially distanced.
  • There will be no equipment provided therefore please bring your own sanitised mat. There are spots marked on the floor for mat placement to ensure social distancing.
  • Please wear your mask until you are in position on your mat.
  • There is a hand sanitiser station to use before you are in position on your mat.
  • Please come dressed for the class. There are currently no changing or shower facilities.
  • Please keep personal belongings to an absolute minimum and refrain from bringing bags if you can.
  • There will be a one-way system in place.


  • A one-way system is in place. Please follow signage.
  • Please wear a face covering.

Dalkeith Country Park

Dalkeith Country Park remains open for fresh air and exercise for local access only. Fort Douglas will re-open on Monday 8th March. Town Gate will remain open to pedestrians and vehicles for local access seven days a week, though King's Gate will remain temporarily closed. Please ensure you adhere to the Government’s social distancing guidelines at all times and stay at least two metres apart from others. Please only meet with one person from one other household. Normal park rules apply – please do not bring BBQs or light fires in the Park and please be respectful of all park users from walkers to cyclists, dog walkers, horse riders and our farming tenant.

For more advice on Coronavirus, see the Scottish Government's website or the NHS website.