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Location

Roslin, global recognition as the birthplace of Dolly the Sheep

The Roslin Innovation Centre is in Midlothian, on the south side of the City of Edinburgh and located on the University of Edinburgh's Easter Bush Campus, approximately 6 miles/10km south of Scotlandís capital city.

There are excellent local, national and international transport links. The Roslin Innovation Centre is located just off the Edinburgh City Bypass and only 30 minutes from Edinburgh Airport, Scotlandís largest airport and sixth busiest in the UK.



Signpost pointing to Roslin, birthplace of Dolly the Sheep

Roslin is an internationally known name in the field of life sciences and benefits from global recognition as the birthplace of Dolly the Sheep, the first animal to be cloned from an adult cell.

The Campus is in a unique, semi rural location adjacent to the Pentland Hills with its very own microclimate and close to the historic village of Roslin, home to the famous Rosslyn Chapel.

Easter Bush is within a designated European Regional Development Zone at the heart of a growing cluster of bioscience and agri tech organisations. We are in close proximity to Pentlands Science Park, Edinburgh Technopole, the Midlothian BioCampus and the University of Edinburgh, with its research institutes all within easy reach.

The region is one of the top ten research and development locations in Europe with a truly diverse and dynamic scientific community across multiple disciplines, including informatics, stem cell research, biotechnology and microelectronics.

Approaching from the north, west and east, join the Edinburgh City bypass (A720). Take the bypass to Straiton Interchange and follow the A701 (sign-posted for Penicuik and Peebles) past IKEA, to Bilston. Continue straight on at the Bilston mini-roundabout and take a right at the lights onto A703, Seafield Moor Road. Take the next left and follow the road until you get to the Easter Bush campus. 

The journey time from the centre of Edinburgh is 20 to 30minutes. The taxi fare for this journey is approximately £20.

Easter Bush Campus is served by several bus routes and operators, providing connections to key locations within Edinburgh City Centre and across the Lothians.

The Campus is currently served by Lothian Bus routes X15, 37 (part timetable), X47 and 67. Other frequent services operate along the A701 and A702, approximately 20 minutes walk from the Campus.

The nearest mainline station to Roslin is Edinburgh Waverley, which has regular services to all parts of the UK. Timetable information is available at National Rail Enquiries.

Since opening in September 2015, Borders Railway has greatly enhanced transport links between Edinburgh, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders. 

The route is fully integrated with the national railway network and runs between Edinburgh, Brunstane, Newcraighall, Shawfair, Eskbank (closest station to Roslin), Newtongrange, Gorebridge, Stow, Galashiels and Tweedbank, with a total journey time of around 55 minutes.

Edinburgh Airport is approximately 8 miles (13km) west of the City Centre and approximately 19 miles (31km) north-west of Roslin. 

There is an airport taxi rank at the Terminal and a regular Airport Bus service to the City Centre (Waverley Bridge). The taxi fare for this journey is approximately £27. 

Car hire is also available at the airport. The journey time to the City Centre is about 30 minutes, and direct to Roslin about 20 minutes.



The Easter Bush Campus provides a dynamic working environment within an accessible, rural setting offering an idyllic work life balance for all of our staff, students and tenants. 

Val White, Campus Operating Officer, Easter Bush Campus