Edinburgh St James redevelopment

As you may have noticed, Edinburgh is going through some major changes. The new St James development began January 2016 and is due for completion in 2020. The current centre will be demolished to make way for a brand new retail, leisure and residential development. For more information, visit Edinburgh St James website (opens in new window), or take a look at the Edinburgh St James Key Facts leaflet.

During this work, we'll stay open throughout and will work hard to minimise the disruption. You'll notice some changes as the work takes place but we'll keep you updated as it happens.

What's new?
Our Customer collection point has moved. Access is now through the sliding doors at the new Leith Street entrance. Parking is limited, so you might find it more convenient to have larger purchases delivered.

Supporting our communities

Our aims

We're proud of the close links we forge between our Partners and local schools, charities and organisations. And wherever we do business, at home or abroad, we work with communities to make a difference. That's why:

  • Our Community Matters programme in our shops continues to support local charities and community groups.
  • We aim to give at least 1% of pre-tax profits to community initiatives.
  • We will continue to seek out projects that support the John Lewis Foundation at home and abroad.

If you'd like to nominate a good cause for Community Matters please complete the nomination form and take it to the Customer Services department.



If you'd like to nominate a good cause for Community Matters please complete the nomination form and take it to the Customer Services department.

The charities we're supporting from May 2016 - July 2016 are:

  • Action for Sick Children Scotland
  • Edinburgh Youth Carers
  • Barnardo's

This is how February - April Community Matters' charities benefited from being part of the scheme:

  • The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home - £913
  • The PDSA PetAid Hospital, Edinburgh - £652
  • 20 small local groups - £1435

Would you like to help us
support Barnardo's?

To make a donation to Barnardo's, our 150th anniversary charity, and help support those UK children who need it most, please text JL [Enter your local shop name] to:

  • 70300 to donate £3
  • 70500 to donate £5
  • 70100 to donate £10
John Lewis foundation

With the introduction of the new carrier bag charging law, single-use carrier bags will no longer be free. Our charity, known as the
John Lewis Foundation, will be responsible for distributing the proceeds to charities throughout the UK.

Carrier bag charging

Giving old sofas a new life

We'll collect and re-use your old sofa when you purchase a
new sofa from us

Find out more