The name Gyle comes from the Gaelic word goill meaning a bog. This area was formerly a boggy site before being used to construct the Gyle Shopping Centre.
A new district shopping centre for West Edinburgh was proposed by a public inquiry in 1987. The findings of the 1989 West Edinburgh Inquiry were approved by the then Secretary of State for Scotland.
The floor space in the shopping centre, which was originally called Maybury Park, was later scaled down to 9,290 m2 (100,000 sq ft) to protect nearby retail areas such as Westerhailes and Corstorphine which have also seen major developments.
The management contractor, Wimpeys, began work on The Gyle in 1991 and completed it in late 1993. A food court was later added in early 1994.
Address: Gyle Shopping Centre, Gyle Avenue, South Gyle Broadway, Edinburgh, EH12 9JY.
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