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Ten of Edinburgh's best shop name puns

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When it comes to naming their businesses, some independent shop owners choose something that's poetic, descriptive or to the point. But others go for a spot of wordplay to make sure that their stores aren't easy to forget. Here are some of Edinburgh's finest, punniest shop names. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A pooch-pampering pun with a generous helping of nudge nudge, wink wink humour.
Location: Broughton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How's this for a piece of gloriously bad-taste Disney referencing?
Location: Leith.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This locksmiths and cobblers likes to think that it's a step ahead of the rest.
Location: Newington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A tip top tailoring pun from an alteration shop.
Location: Leith.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's one for well-coiffured lovers of 1960s science fiction.
Location: Southside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Somewhere to stock up on all your canine and feline friends' needs.
Location: Leith Walk.

 

 

 

 

 

It's clear that the folk here aren't afraid of doing their own thing.
Location: Dalry Road.

 

 

 

 

 

Wonder what Dolly Parton would think of this hairdressers that takes its (almost) risqué name from the 1982 comedy musical she starred in?
Location: Leith.

 

 

 

 

 

A bookies with literary leanings.
Location: Leith Walk.

 

 

 

 

 

Sounds like a fun-loving purveyor of booze.
Location: Dalry Road.

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