Fort Kinnaird working hard for Edinburgh

Open Today

09:00 - 21:00

From helping school children boost their reading skills to fundraising for local causes, Fort Kinnaird keeps the community at its heart. That’s why we’re committed to working with our neighbours to make a real difference in people’s lives.

We’ve recently teamed up with independent economics consultancy Regeneris to measure the impact Fort Kinnaird is having on Newcraighall, Edinburgh and beyond, and we’re delighted to now share the findings of our research. Read the full review here or learn more about some of our favourite projects below.

Recruitment and Skills Centre

We’re excited to be celebrating the fifth anniversary of our Recruitment & Skills Centre (RSC). Since 2013, the RSC has helped over 3,200 people into employment and supported the training of over 2,100 people. In fact, Fort Kinnaird supports one retail job in every 20 and one job in every 200 across Edinburgh – a number we’re extremely proud of.

A recent visit by pupils from Dalkeith High School (pictured above) exemplified how effectively the RSC connects local people with prospective employers. The pupils, who were taking part in a careers and skills workshop on the day, were introduced to a retailer at Fort Kinnaird interested in potential recruitment. After an impromptu preparatory session by an RSC Skills advisor, nine pupils were interviewed by the retailer, with six pupils finding work – a great result.

Bright Lights: Starting Out in Retail

In addition to working with local partners to support the RSC, we’ve also introduced our very own initiative: The Bright Lights: Starting Out in Retail programme. The initiative equips applicants with the skills and confidence they need for future employment and is aimed at local people aged 16 -25. The programme lasts for five weeks and includes various skills-based training and valuable on the job experience.  In 2017 all 12 participants in the programme secured employment from their work placement right here at Fort Kinnaird.

Young Readers Programme

Reading is a vital part of growing up for children. But sometimes younger girls and boys can find the task difficult and daunting. That’s why we introduced our award winning Young Readers Programme with the National Literacy Trust. Since 2012, we’ve invited over 1,200 young children from local primary schools to ensure we’re doing our bit to nurture a love of reading and improve young readers’ literacy skills.

Our staff work hard to make Fort Kinnaird a great place to be, and we’re delighted our visitors rate the centre team and store staff 4.6 out of 5. Taking the lead on great service is our Centre Director Liam Smith – he was awarded the Shopping Centre Manager of the Year at the 2016 and 2017 SCEPTRE Awards. You can’t get much better than that!

Fort Kinnaird by numbers

  • Providing over 2,000 jobs for the local area.
  • Contributing £53m to Edinburgh’s economy annually (GVA added).
  • We’ve trained 28 apprentices in 2017, helping them to learn whilst they earned.
  • One in 20 retail jobs in Edinburgh is supported by Fort Kinnaird
  • We’ve raised £99,000+ for charitable causes since 2010 thanks to the generosity of our visitors and centre staff.
  • We’ve invested over £159,000 into the community since 2015.

General Opening Times


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.

Search below for the shop details or view the full list of retailers

Getting here

Fort Kinnaird
32 Fleming House
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.


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.


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.


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.

Download centre map