John McAllister (above) talks about the expansion of Fort
Kinnaird since the original park opened in 1989.
There seems to be a continuing demand for further expansion on
the site, but Edinburgh Councillors have been reluctant to give
permission for some of the proposals to proceed. They are
concerned that these could harm other shopping areas in the city.
- An agreement was recently signed with Debenhams for a
60,00 sq. ft. store to be created at Fort Kinnaird. However,
Edinburgh Council's Planning Committee voted, by 9 votes to 4
yesterday, to refuse this application because of the impact that
councillors felt the development might have on Princes Street and
Ocean Terminal shopping areas.
Source: Edinburgh Evening News: October 24, 2013,
- Today's Scotsman reports: Edinburgh councillors
are recommending that a proposal for a new seven-screen cinema at
Fort Kinnaird should be refused at the Planning Committee's
meeting next week.
Source: The Scotsman: October 24, 2013
Incidentally, I remember visiting Kinnaird Park in the
early-1990s, when there were fewer 'out of town' shopping centres
in and around Edinburgh.
- to go to the UCI Cinema,
and to the Megabowl on a
'Departmental Night Out' with Standard Life Investment and
- to take photos of the Twinings
tea factory, as part of my project photographing 'Edinburgh at
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: October 24, 2013