Project Elf

Open Today

09:00 - 18:00
Project Elf at Fort Kinnaird

It’s not Christmas until you snap all the elfie selfies…Project Elf needs YOU!


Saturday 23 November – Sunday 22 December

The elves are taking over Fort Kinnaird this Christmas with festive frolics and fun for all the family. Elves big and small will be popping up to entertain, intervene and create a stir wherever they go - your challenge is to spot them!

To kick things off, our real-life comedy elves will be leading laughter-filled Elf & Fitness sessions, at 1pm on 23 November, at the plaza beside TGI Fridays and Costa Coffee: Children’s Play Park, to get everyone fit and elfy for the season ahead.

Boogie along to your favourite Christmas classics in this interactive show that's free for all and open to everyone - elf hats at the ready!

Our real-life elves will then be on a mission to spread joy wherever they go.
Filled with mince pies and mischief, they will sing, dance and joke around, delivering random acts of kindness and Christmas wishes wherever they roam.

Keep your eyes peeled for elves of all shapes and sizes popping up on shelves, in windows and who knows where else.

Project Elf at Fort Kinnaird


Snap & Share to Win

Have your camera at the ready to snap away and see how many you can spot. Where will they be hiding next? Join in the fun, snap your elfie selfie with any of our elves throughout Christmas, then share with #ElfAtFortKinnaird for a chance to win a £250 Shopping Vouchers. Terms and conditions apply


You can spot our real-life comedy elves up to mischief and merriment in Centre on the following dates:

Saturday 23 November - 11am - 4pm

Sunday 24 November - 11am - 4pm

Saturday 30 November - 11am - 4pm

Sunday 1 December - 11am - 4pm

Saturday 7 December - 11am - 4pm

Sunday 8 December - 11am - 4pm

Saturday 14 December - 11am - 4pm

Sunday 15 December - 11am - 4pm

Saturday 21 December - 11am - 4pm

Sunday 22 December - 11am - 4pm

Project Elf at Fort Kinnaird

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