The Anonymous Widower

A Nation Of Shopkeepers

The phrase a nation of shopkeepers, has often been said about the British or the English in a derogatory manner by the French and others.

The Fort Kinnaird Retail Park in Edinburgh is according to Wikipedia, the second largest in the UK.

This Google Map shows the layout of Fort Kinnaird.


Note the two Borders Railway stations of Brunstane and Newcraighall to the East of the Park, where lines lead to to Waverley station and the Borders .respectively.

But there are other railways in the area.

  • The East Coast Main Line runs North-South, just off the map to the East.
  • Leading away to the West is the Edinburgh Suburban and Southside Junction Railway, which is now a freight-only link across the city.
  • Links exist between the East Coast Main Line and the Junction Railway.

So it could be said that a lot of trains pass Fort Kinnaird.

Plans are in development to open up the Junction Railway to either heavy rail or trams.

Surely, it would be sensible if there were a station at Ford Kinnaird to tie it all together.

If I’m right, the Scots are surely a nation of rail-connected shopkeepers.



February 5, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | , , ,

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