A small service station positioned on the Edinburgh City Bypass at the Dreghorn Link junction, just outside of Edinburgh, which was recently refurbished to include more standard facilities.
Last updated December 2016.
City of Edinburgh
Trivia and History
Dreghorn services is also known as Swanston services.
The services was first opened in 1989/90 by Forte, as part of the completion of the Edinburgh City Bypass. It offered a filling station, a Little Chef and a Travelodge. In addition to the standard signing, a local farmer was paid to advertise the services from the road.
Forte added Scotland's only Coffee Stop to the Little Chef. With Granada taking over Forte, they extended the restaurant to add a Burger King in place of the Coffee Stop. This closed in the mid-2000s.
On 30 December 2013, the Dreghorn Little Chef was closed. The building remained empty but the ceiling inside of the restaurant had been drilled as part of a survey.
During Spring 2016, the former Little Chef building was refurbished by Euro Garages, and on 27 April 2016 they opened a Starbucks there. There had been plans for a Subway to join the Starbucks outlet however as of 2018 this has not happened.
The filling station is operated by Shell themselves and closed in July 2016 for a major refurbishment of the shop and forecourt. It reopened on 11 November 2016.
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