Edinburgh Dementia Group creates lasting memories

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09:00 - 21:00

Members from a local Alzheimer group have been given the chance to record memories they can treasure forever through a new partnership with Fort Kinnaird shopping centre.  

Ahead of Dementia Awareness Week, which takes place from 29th May to 4th June, staff from our centre and members from Alzheimer Scotland and their carers spent an afternoon at Radio Forth studios creating and recording soundbites about their lives in Edinburgh.   

Each individual had the opportunity to talk about their hobbies, relationships and working lives, and receive a CD and a calendar of their memories as a keepsake to share with family and friends.

Fort Kinnaird is one of eight shopping centres identified by our co-owner British Land to launch this project in partnership with The Bauer Academy at Radio Forth - a national training provider who provide innovative, bespoke training programmes delivered by media industry experts. The partnership forms part of a wider initiative to give staff the chance to become Dementia Friends.

To date, 41 team members at our centre have attended information sessions hosted by Dementia Friends - a national programme organised and run by Alzheimer Scotland - which aims to provide greater understanding of the impact of living with dementia.

Lindy Watson, Deputy Centre Manger at Fort Kinnaird said: “With an estimated 850,000 [1] people living with dementia in the UK, Fort Kinnaird shopping centre is committed to giving people with dementia and their carers enjoyable shopping and dining experiences. Projects like this help to educate all of us about the condition and connect with new people from the local dementia community.

“Staff within our centre management, security and services teams who have completed their Dementia Friends training wear a forget-me-not flower badge so they’re identifiable and on hand to support our shoppers with dementia, their friends, family members and carers.”

Alan Midwinter, Service Manager at Alzheimer Scotland said: “Our aim is to help people live well with dementia and I think it’s really important for businesses to have an awareness of this and a good understanding of how dementia affects the lives of the individual and their families. 

“Working with the team from Fort Kinnaird shopping centre to document our members’ memories was a wonderful experience, and I know the recordings are something that they and their families will treasure for a long time.”

 

[1] https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20027/news_and_media/541/facts_for_th...

General Opening Times

Monday
09:00
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21:00
Tuesday
09:00
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21:00
Wednesday
09:00
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21:00
Thursday
09:00
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21:00
Friday
09:00
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21:00
Saturday
09:00
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18:00
Sunday
10:00
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18:00

New Year's Eve we close at 5pm while on 2nd January we'll close at 6pm. 

We're open New Year's Day.

Additional opening times

Fort Kinnaird Edinburgh Store opening times may vary. Food, cinema and leisure will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

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Getting here

Fort Kinnaird
32 Fleming House
Newcraighall
Edinburgh
EH15 3RD
0131 669 9090
  • Car

    Satnav postcode: EH15 3RD

    From the South - A1 Motorway Northbound. Exit at the Newcraighall Junction. Fort Kinnaird is visible to the front off the ramp.

    From the South - A7/A68. Join A750 City Bypass at the Sherrifhall Roundabout. Head East following the signs for Edinburgh East and North, Leith. Join A1(M) at the Old Craighall junction Northbound still following signs for Edinburgh East and North. Exit A1 at the next junction - Newcraighall. 

     

     

  • Train

    There are regular train services from Edinburgh Haymarket and Waverley stations to nearby Newcraighall station. Check Scotrail for full timetable and ticketing information.

  • Bus

    Fort Kinnaird is well served by local bus services: Prentice Coaches 108 and 118 and Lothian 30, 400 (previously 18), 106 and 49.

    For full timetables visit the Traveline Scotland website

    Find out more and plan your journey with Lothian here or with Prentice Coaches here.

  • Bike

    If you're looking to travel to Fort Kinnaird by bike, you can plan your journey here.

    Cycle parking locations are on our centre map.

Facilities

ATMs are available outside Argos, Boots, WHSmith and within Wilko.

There is a baby changing room for both mums and dads in Mothercare and Boots, as well as at Customer Services.

We have a number of bike parking locations around Fort Kinnaird. You can find these in the following locations:

  • In front of Mothercare
  • In front of Fat Face
  • Next to Smyths 
  • In front of Cafe Nero 
  • In front of Pizza Hut 
  • In front of the Management Offices 
  • In front of SCS
  • Next to TKMaxx and Starbucks 
  • Next to M&S
  • Between Primark and McDonalds

We have over 2,600 parking spaces at Fort Kinniard, all of which are absolutely free. The great news is we have recently been awarded the safer parking Park Mark award. 

We are proud that our car park has been issued the Park Mark, an award given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, designed to reduce crime in car parks.

We have also been awarded a Disabled Parking Award by Disabled Motoring UK due to meeting a list of criteria for our onsite disabled parking facilities including maintaining our disabled parking bays, having clear signage, good lighting and easy entry to our car park. There are over 120 disabled parking bays available at Fort Kinnaird. 

There are toilet facilities available for use at Customer Services, towards the back of the retail area. Various retailers also provide customer toilet facilities within their stores.

Services

Some stores have a Click & Collect service available. Check our Click & Collect page for more information. 

If you have lost something while visiting Fort Kinnaird, please contact our Security team on 0131 669 6630. Please note that we will ask for proof of ownership to make sure we give property back to its rightful owner.

Fort Kinnaird offers a free Wi-Fi service so you can surf while you shop.

Accessibility

Shopmobility hire is available at Fort Kinnaird where we have 2 manual wheelchairs and 2 electric scooters available for our customers who require a little help around the centre. If you would like to book the manual chairs please call 0131 669 9090. For the electric scooters you have to be registered with Shopmobility and book through them direct on 0131 557 4123. 

Find out more about Shopmobility electric scooters here.

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