Camping Equipment, Tents,

Mountain Warehouse

36A, Fort Kinnaird Retail Park, Newcraighall Rd, Edinburgh EH15 3HP, UK – 0131 669 9080

Shop is a little cramped with lots of stock on the shop floor. Could not have asked for better service though. Staff were knowledgeable about their products and we were approached by no less than 2 employees for help in our relatively short visit.

Loads of parking but curiously difficult to escape once it gets busy! Decent range of budget gear here - perfect for gifts or random top ups of supplies for your go bag.

Halfords

Seafield Rd E, Edinburgh EH6 7LD, UK – 0131 554 4140

Dropped the car off for a health check, because I'm going to be doing a lot of driving in the near future. It's always tricky when you're female and/or have little knowledge of cars. Always worried if they are they going to be honest with me?!? But I shouldn't have worried. The check was done quickly and staff were very helpful. The report came back that the car's in good condition- and they gave me a recommendation for something that will be needed - but not immediately. So no unexpected bill :-) Also - the car needed wheel-trims (I learned these aren't called hubcaps any more!) and the chap on the desk initially said the store next door would fit them for me. But he then arranged for the garage to fit them for me. Small thing, but was much appreciated. Will definitely be back.

Good efficient and friendly service new battery installed in under 10 minutes after testing the old one.