“Ash Denham MSP: Fort Kinnaird sale is asset stripping” Edinburgh Evening News

Fort Kinnaird retail park sits in my constituency of Edinburgh Eastern. A buzzing shopping centre, it boasts a great selection of restaurants and cinema screens – attracting 14 million visitors last year alone.

Until June, it was part owned by the UK Crown Estate, which manages a variety of businesses, properties and land assets.

Every Crown Estate property and asset in Scotland were devolved to Crown Estate Scotland two years ago following the Scotland Act 2016 – except for Fort Kinnaird.

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Ash Denham MSP: UK Government pulling wool over Scotland’s eyes

MSP SLAMS TORIES OVER HANDLING OF FORT KINNAIRD SALE

Ash Denham MSP has slammed the UK Government over its handling of the sale of its share of Fort Kinnaird retail park, located in her constituency of Edinburgh Eastern.

The Crown Estate sold its 50% share in Fort Kinnaird for £167 million last month, after the UK Government refused to devolve the site to the Scottish Government two years ago following the passing of the Scotland Bill in 2016.

The SNP has repeatedly called for the money from the sale be returned to be invested in communities across Scotland.

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