[Cover photo of Scottish Design Exchange by Mark Kenneth Jackson]
The shopping in Leith is as eclectic as the area itself, with options ranging from big high street names to unique local talent you won't find anywhere else.
For the boutique and unique, visit Coburg House, a hub of artists, designers and makers, with a gallery hosting exhibitions and local artistry, along with a shop where you'll find pieces crafted by more than eighty local artists.
Similarly, the Scottish Design Exchange is located within Ocean Terminal shopping centre, a destination featuring the very best high street names accompanied by independent retailers, eateries, cafes and even a VR arcade.
Leith Walk is lined with antique shops, charity shops and second-hand book shops, meaning you may need to consider devoting some real time delving into treasure trove after treasure trove of rare and unique items. Favourites include Elvis Shakespeare for records, Gamesmasters Games Exchange and the charming Lovella for gifts and beauty. You never know when your next 'aha!' moment may come.