Best Places to Shop near Edinburgh's Port in Leith

If you’re sailing into Edinburgh then you might be on the lookout for a few places to restock and buy some essentials. You’ll almost certainly be on the search for some great Scottish souvenirs as well. We’ve got all the angles covered in this guide to the best shopping near the port in Edinburgh’s Leith area. The first obvious stop is the Ocean Terminal mall where you’ll find a wide variety of shops and eateries, as well as a gym, cinema, and the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Going a little further in search of the perfect gift to take your loved ones back home, or that special souvenir which will serve as a real talking piece, we recommend a variety of places. You’ll find unusual soaps and candles, captivating artworks, contemporary crafts and gifts, and even special antiques all have a place on our list.

We’ve also included some good places to pick up some new clothes for men, women and children. So, whether you need some swimwear for the pool, something comfortable for lounging in a resort, or you want high quality formal wear, it’s all covered. Anyone with an interest in tartan and traditional Scottish dress will head for Kinloch Anderson where you can get your own kilt made to measure in a tartan of your choice.

Canderson's Sweet Shop is a traditional style candy store filled with nostalgic treats as well as modern favorites. The shop is situated at the foot of Leith Walk, and although it is rather small it houses an amazing assortment of sweets. The...  Read More

Founded in 1939 in Chicago, and now an international brand, Calumet Photographic is the ideal destination for both amateur and professional photographers. They have a very wide range of cameras and associated equipment and you'll find...  Read More

The Tiso Outdoor Experience in the center of Leith caters for a wide range of outdoor pursuits from hiking, camping and rock climbing to surfing, swimming and sailing and hosts premium brands such as The North Face, Haglofs, Icebreaker , Rab,...  Read More

Georgian Antiques offers one of the largest selections of antiques in Scotland, including a wide selection of golf clubs and golfing memorabilia. This family owned business was voted Antique Shop of the Year at the 2013 Homes and Antiques awards...  Read More

Kinloch Anderson are renowned as experts in Kilts, Tartans and all aspects of Highland Dress. Established in 1868, this Edinburgh institution is still a family run business with a reputation for quality, typified by their holding of Royal...  Read More

Worthy winners of Best Newcomer (Scotland & North England) at the Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2010, Eero and Riley is home to a wide array of quality and contemporary home ware, local crafts and gifts. As well as beautiful homemade cards and...  Read More

The Leith Gallery showcases contemporary Scottish art featuring both established artists and raw new talents. Located at the waterfront surrounded by bustling bars and restaurants they are a haven of tranquility and beauty where you can browse a...  Read More

Do you miss having a good browse through record stores or book stores? Well get ready to be delighted because the aptly named Elvis Shakespeare is a veritable treasure trove of music and literature. You'll find a huge selection of rare records...  Read More

Flux is real box of delights positively overflowing with cute, unusual and desirable gifts. They sell everything from luscious soaps and candles to quirky cards and unique ornaments and offer a tempting array of Scottish souvenirs which are both...  Read More

This is actually Edinburgh's largest shopping center with over 70 shops, a cinema, a spa, a gym, lots of cafes and restaurants and the popular tourist attraction, the Royal Yacht Britannia. It is a short bus or taxi ride from the center of town...  Read More


Meet Simon Hill

Simon has lived in various corners of Edinburgh over the last 18 years. He fell in love with the city as a small child after visiting the castle and returned to study Scottish History.

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