Fort Kinnaird

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Fort Kinnaird is a large outdoor retail park, which is located in the village of Newcraighall, just off the A1 in the southeast of Edinburgh, Scotland. It opened in 1989.

It is owned by the Gibraltar Limited Partnership, owned 50/50 by the Crown Estate and The Hercules Unit Trust, a Jersey based property unit trust. Gibraltar Limited Partnerships are often used to avoid or reduce UK tax payments.[1]

Shops range from larger units which include Toys 'R' Us, Currys PC World, Waterstones, M&S, Next, Argos, WH Smith and Boots to smaller units such as mobile electronics, fashion, gifts and jewellery outlets.

Food chains are currently a McDonalds drive-thru, Pizzahut, two Costa Coffee (one inside WH Smith), Patisserie Valerie, Starbucks, Greggs, Subway and M&S Cafe Revive.


Although Fort Kinnaird is within the city limits, it is also a popular destination with shoppers from East and Midlothian, particularly nearby Musselburgh and Dalkeith.


From the A1 Newcraighall Junction


Newcraighall railway station is 0.5 miles to the east of Fort Kinnaird.


Lothian Buses

  • 30

First Scotland East

  • 108

Eve Coaches

  • 128

Further Development[edit]

Work began in late 2013 on a £24m extension to the park which will comprise of a seven screen Odeon cinema, seven restaurants, two cafes and a children’s play area.[2] It will occupy the area which formerly housed Megabowl, Chiquito, Frankie & Benny's and the previous UCI cinema, which were cleared in 2008.[citation needed].



  • Terralex

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Coordinates: 55°56′6.30″N 3°6′12.46″W / 55.9350833°N 3.1034611°W / 55.9350833; -3.1034611