Temple Area

With Temple Village being located in a rural area, local amenities are quite scarce. Listed below are the nearest services offered in the area, however please get in touch if you are aware of any others. Use the following links as a shortcut.

Local Villages

The rural communities of Temple, Carrington and North Middleton overlap in friendships, primary schools and social events and come under Moorfoot Community Council.


The closest shops are in Gorebridge, about 2 miles from Temple, with McColls and Scotmid as well as bakers, chemists and hairdressers. Brennans at Birkenside is Temple’s closest shop, selling newspapers and groceries.


The public transport options in the Temple area are very limited. Lothian and First Group buses stop at Birkenside and the Borders Railway has a station in Gorebridge.


A mobile libary visits the village every second Thursday between 9:30-10:00am – although this is currently suspended. Gorebridge Library is located at Hunterfield Road, Tel: 01875 820630


ICR Vets
13 Hunterfield Road
EH23 4TP
01875 821088 – Appointments and 24 Hour Emergency Service

Leisure Centres

Gorebridge Leisure Centre, Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge,EH22 4TX, Tel: 01875 821739.

Newbattle Swimming Pool, Newbattle Way, Easthouses. Tel: 0131 561 6740.

The Lasswade Centre, Eskdale Drive, Bonnyrigg, EH19 2LA, 0131 271 4533.